The answer is yes, of course you can. What we like to do is before our patients start with braces, we have a clearance form in order for them to get checked out by a general dentist to make sure they have a cleaning, have no cavities, and no fillings. Obviously, sometimes throughout treatment patients do get cavities. We speak with the general dentist and we can remove any brackets or braces that are needed in order for the general dentist to perform whatever treatment is necessary. We then place the brackets back on and whatever wires back in and continue with the treatment.