Braces play an integral role in orthodontic treatment. It is more important that those undergoing tooth alignment procedures, through orthodontics, meet their dentists at regular intervals. If you have braces in your mouth, it is quite likely for food particles to get lodged in-between teeth, where regular brushing cannot reach. This leads to bacterial build-up, and resulting cavities, gingivitis, gum problems and other dental conditions. Visiting your dentist with regular maintenance intervals throughout the year, will ensure that your teeth stay clean and healthy, even while you are wearing braces.