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Tips to Prevent Bad Breath and Keep Your Braces Clean During Orthodontic Treatment.

One of the main concerns of many patients of Dr. Maya Oliver is how to avoid having bad breath while wearing braces. The staff at Georgetown Orthodontics stresses the importance of how good oral hygiene practices are an important part of your orthodontic treatment. However, braces can make brushing more difficult because food particles can stick to the brackets, wires make it hard to floss in between ...

At What Age Should My Child Start Orthodontic Treatment?

At What Age Should My Child Start Orthodontic Treatment? According to the American Association of Orthodontists all children should have an orthodontic check-up no later than age 7.  By this age the teeth have developed enough to where abnormalities in the bite can be observed.  In most cases early intervention can prevent severe problems from developing in the future.  With this being said…timing ...