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What Are Braces?

Braces refers to an orthodontic treatment in which brackets are used to straighten the teeth. The brackets are secured to the teeth and slowly moved throughout the process of wearing braces until the teeth are aligned and straight. This is a beneficial treatment for anyone who may suffer from crooked or overlapping teeth.

What are the Benefits of Braces?

Braces provide patients with many benefits. Cosmetically, braces result in a symmetrical, proportionate, straight smile with no spaces. Conventionally, this is considered the most attractive and leaves people feeling more confident. Other benefits of braces include:

  • Enhanced comfort when speaking
  • Enhanced comfort when eating
  • Less jaw pain and/or fewer headaches
  • Less wear on the teeth
  • Dental health
  • Less dental problems in the future

How Much Do Braces Cost?

The cost of braces varies among individuals. Individuals wear braces for various lengths of time, on different numbers of teeth, and using different materials (such as ceramic versus metal). We will determine the affordable cost of your braces based on your individual treatment plan, which we can discuss at your initial complimentary consultation.

How Do I Know What Kind of Braces to Get?

We offer a variety of options to best meet the needs of anyone looking to straighten his or her smile. While options are great, we understand it can feel overwhelming to choose the right orthodontic treatment for you. As professionals, it is our job to help you navigate this decision depending upon your lifestyle, priority and desired outcome. We will discuss all of these things free of charge at an initial complimentary consultation for braces.

Am I A Candidate for Braces?

Braces are an effective solution for people of all ages who have all of or the majority of their permanent teeth. We have effective solutions for children, teens and adults. If you fit this criterion and are unhappy with your smile because of issues related to crooked teeth, braces are an effective option for you.

Will I Have to Change My Life Because of Braces?

People with braces generally continue living life just as they do now. In fact, most people are surprised by just how little the braces affect their everyday lives. However, there are small changes to implement to ensure the longevity of your braces and avoid any mishaps. While wearing braces, we advise you to:

  • Wear a mouth guard during sporting events
  • Avoid eating sticky, sugary foods like caramel, taffy, toffee, gummy candies and gum
  • Avoid eating food that easily sticks to the teeth, such as popcorn, apples and carrots
  • Invest in effective floss picks or a water pick to ensure effective cleaning
  • Brush regularly to avoid any staining

If you live anywhere in the Greater Atlanta area and have some questions about braces, contact the Georgia School of Orthodontics to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss the best option for you.

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