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My Gums Are Bleeding and I Have Braces. What Do I Do?

If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth and braces or even when you eat, then that’s a sign of gum disease, which is a serious and dangerous dental issue. This means you need to take better care of your smile, especially your gums. To help you, our orthodontist, Dr. Christopher Liang, has some tips to share. First, you... read more »

Details on How to Use and Care for Your Braces Elastics

During your treatment, your orthodontist, Dr. Christopher Liang, will likely give you braces elastics, which are also known as rubber bands, to wear on your braces. These elastics can help you apply pressure to your teeth and achieve the smile you have always wanted. This is why it’s important to properly use and care for the elastics. To help you... read more »

Got Braces? Try This Diet

When you align your smile with braces, there are many things you need to keep in mind in order to have a successful orthodontic journey. One of those things is how to eat a proper diet that is friendly to your appliances. Unfortunately, there are certain foods that can damage your braces and prolong your treatment. So, please do your... read more »

The Habits that Can Damage Your Braces

Your braces are strong. In fact, they’re so strong that they can actually move your teeth and give you the perfect smile you’re looking for. However, even though they are strong, there are still bad habits that can damage your braces and even delay your treatment time. This is why it’s important to take care of your appliance and avoid... read more »

Answers to Common Questions About Orthodontics

If you have questions about orthodontic treatment in Washington, DC, then our Liang Orthodontics orthodontic team is happy to help you! Orthodontics can be confusing and a bit overwhelming, which is why it's normal to have questions. So, to give you the information you need, we are happy to answer the following frequently asked questions about orthodontics: Question No. 1: When is it recommended... read more »

The Advantages of Having a Straight Smile

If you suffer from a crooked and misaligned smile, then our Liang Orthodontics team encourages you to consider orthodontic treatment in Washington, DC! There are many reasons why having a straight smile is beneficial, and some of those reasons are: Reason No. 1: You’ll finally love your appearance Having straight teeth will help you love your appearance. It will help... read more »