Braces & Oral Surgery

When considering or having braces/orthodontics it is important to make sure that your gums are healthy.  We recommend that you have regular cleanings every 3-4 months especially because of the added difficulty to proper brushing and flossing.

When getting and orthodontic evaluation, your orthodontist may find:

  • That your gums are to thin or the roots of your teeth are exposed for which you may need a gum graft prior or during braces.
  • Canine teeth and other teeth are commonly impacted which means they will not be coming out through your gums by themselves for which a tooth exposure might be necessary.
  • A gap between your front teeth might have been caused by the presence of a strong frenum attachment.  If removed with a frenectomy the gap will close and have no relapse even after removing your appliances.
  • When in need of extra anchorage for the movement of your teeth, your orthodontist might recommend that a small  screw/anchorage device be placed.
To maintain the health of your teeth while in braces is one of the many reasons why we work closely with your orthodontist!