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Orthodontics in Silver Spring & Germantown, MD

Almost everyone will see an orthodontist at some point in their life. These professionals specialize in restoring and preserving the function and alignment of the teeth, and utilize some of the most advanced dental techniques available to do so. At R3 Dental Group, patients from Silver Spring, Germantown, Bowie, and the neighboring cities of Maryland can find all the orthodontic care they need and more.

Complimentary Orthodontic Examination for Patients of All Ages

What Is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics (also referred to as dentofacial orthopedics) is a specialized form of dentistry focusing on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial abnormalities.

What Is An Orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a dental specialist who has received two to three years of additional training and experience. Your orthodontist is able to straighten teeth, correct misaligned jaw structure, and improve the function of your smile. At R3 Dental Group, we offer a number of orthodontics treatments for all ages

What Is The Best Age To Visit The Orthodontist?

If you want to improve the look and feel of your smile, then any age can be a great age to see an orthodontist. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first visit an orthodontist around the age of seven; however, orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to children and teens, with about one in every five orthodontic patients being over the age of 21. Whether you’re considering treatment for yourself or for a child, any time is a good time to visit the orthodontist.

R3dental Use fluoride toothpaste and check with your orthodontist or dentist about using a fluoride rinse to help prevent cavities.

How Can I Take Care of My Teeth if I’m Wearing Braces or a Retainer?

  • Always remember to brush your teeth after every meal and floss at least once a day.
  • Use fluoride toothpaste and check with your orthodontist or dentist about using a fluoride rinse to help prevent cavities.
  • When removing your retainer to eat, brush and floss, and store it safely in its container to prevent loss or damage.
  • Brush your retainer with toothpaste. Soak in denture cleaner if advised. Avoid boiling water and dishwashers.
  • During treatment, limit sugary foods to reduce bacteria growth in your mouth, which can lead to increased plaque and potential cavities.
  • Avoid sticky foods, hard items like nuts and ice, and brace-trapping foods like corn on the cob and ribs.
  • Be sure to schedule your routine checkups with your family dentist. It is recommended that you continue to visit the dentist every six months.


If I Get Braces, How Long Do I Have to Wear Them?

The amount of time spent in braces will vary depending on the individual patient because every smile responds differently to treatment. Treatment times can take anywhere between six and 30 months, but most standard treatments take about 22 months.

Do Braces Hurt?

Braces do not often hurt, though you may feel a small amount of discomfort for a couple of days as your teeth, gums, cheeks, and mouth get used to your new braces.

Do I Need to Brush My Teeth More Often if I Have Braces?

With braces, you should brush your teeth at least three times a day to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy and clean. Brushing regularly will help remove any food that may be caught between the braces. You should also floss daily to get in between your braces where your brush isn’t able to reach. Your orthodontist can show you how to properly brush and floss once your braces are placed.

If I Have Braces, Do I Still Need Dental Checkups Every Six Months?

Yes! In fact, it’s even more important that patients receiving orthodontic treatment visit their dentist regularly. With braces, food may be caught in places that your toothbrush can’t reach. This causes bacteria to build up that can lead to cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. Your dentist will work closely with your orthodontist to make sure that your teeth stay clean and healthy while wearing braces.

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To learn more about our orthodontic services or schedule an appointment, contact us today. It’s never too late to undergo an orthodontics treatment and achieve a smile that you’re proud to show off. R3 Dental Group proudly serves the Maryland area, welcoming patients from Silver Spring, Germantown, Bethesda, and the surrounding areas.

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    Silverspring, MD, 20906


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    Germantown, MD, 20874


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