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This Holiday Season, Brace Yourself for a Smile

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From everyone at Liang Orthodontics, we wish you the happiest of holidays and a wonderful new year! Our goal is to keep your oral health shining as bright as your home. This holiday season, brace yourself for a smile.

If you have orthodontic aligners or would like to consider them, don’t forget your smile depends on the care you give not only to your teeth and gums, but to the braces too.

Because traditional braces may inhibit your regular eating patterns, avoid foods mentioned by your orthodontist that can get stuck in or damage your braces. A few holiday foods to avoid include:
– chewy candies such as taffy or chewing gum
– hard candies such as candy canes
– popcorn or corn on the cob
– apples
– various nuts and snacks
– hard cookies, peanut brittle, and crackers

Always remember to brush your teeth twice daily and floss your teeth once daily. Don’t forget to clean your retainer weekly. It’s also important to be careful with objects around your mouth which can damage your braces or your teeth. It is important to visit regularly with your orthodontist.

If you have any oral accidents, or your braces have been damaged, please contact Liang Orthodontics as soon as possible. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher Liang, we can be reached at 202-966-7711, or stop by our office in Washington, DC. So, start the new year by taking the steps to keep your smile healthy, and in tip-top shape. We are happy to assist in any way we can.