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Hi, about 6 months ago, i had braces. and a couple of months after the braces, my orthodontist referred me to a hygienist and then a periodontist who ?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Oral Hygiene: You've been referred because your oral hygiene needs improvement. Your gums are probably very inflamed and your orthodontist is concerned about your dental health.

Answered 4/10/2016

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Prudent: Your Orthodontist is being prudent. He/she has noted something of concern as it refers to the supporting tissues (gums/bone) of your teeth. We see gum disease often in young adults, and treatment results can be quite remarkable. Follow your Orthodontist's advice.

Answered 9/6/2016

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