Yes absolutely! We strongly believe having a clean mouth and proper oral health are more important than orthodontic care. We do not begin orthodontic treatment until we have spoken to your family dentist to ensure you are up to date with your cleanings and are cavity free. It is very important to us that you take the best care of your oral health as possible. During orthodontic care, we recommend you maintain your cleaning appointments. We often will remove the arch wires to facilitate a more thorough cleaning by your family dentist.