By now, your teen should have all their permanent teeth. This is typically the time in your child’s life when, if needed, they would get braces. If your child does get braces it is even more important to continue regular dental cleanings. Some patients find it helpful to add an additional cleaning each year to be sure they are keeping their teeth extra clean! With braces, the risk for cavities increases significantly, but Dr. Clark and his team are here to help keep your child’s teeth healthy.