Can Braces Cause Bad Breath?

At The Best Braces, our goal is to help our patients correct bite and alignment issues. There are a number of different treatments we can provide to help you achieve the goals we set for your teeth. Before starting treatment, we will review the best way to care for your teeth and orthodontic hardware. One of the side effects that some patients notice while wearing braces or clear aligners is bad breath. Bad breath develops when food or bacteria linger in your mouth. It is similar to the way food may have an odor if it is left sitting out for an extended period of time.

What Is Causing Bad Breath?

Are you or a loved one receiving orthodontic treatment and finding that you are continuously dealing with bad breath? Unfortunately, one of the common side effects of wearing traditional metal braces and clear aligners is the chance of experiencing less than ideal breath. While everyone experiences bad breath from time to time, it can cause you to feel self-conscious if you experience it often. Read on to learn what may be causing your breath issues and how you can remedy the problem.