Keep braces on! The teeth are one of the most important parts of the body. An orthodontist will essentially recommend regular checkup in order to ensure that the oral hygiene is maintained. Depending on the extent of the treatment that you are receiving, you will be required to have your braces on for a number of months. If the condition is severe for a number of years. While this is usually at the prescription of your orthodontist, the reasons for having the braces on cannot be overemphasized.