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How do teeth move with braces?

How do teeth move with braces?

Although teeth seem to be solidly fixed in their sockets (at least they don’t wobble when we chew!), all teeth can easily be moved if our doctors and our staff attach brackets and wires to them called braces. In the past, all braces were made of stainless steel, but today’s advanced dental technology gives people the..

What’s the advantage of Invisalign®?

What’s the advantage of Invisalign®?

Our doctors and our team know it is natural for you to feel some concern when you need to wear any type of dental device to correct a problem with your teeth. Both braces and Invisalign can produce great results in giving you the smile you’ve always wanted. Both methods can straighten your teeth and..

What are Adjustments?

What are Adjustments?

If you’ve just gotten braces at our Atlanta or Duluth office, you’ve probably also learned a whole new vocabulary. Malocclusion, brackets, archwires, ligatures, elastics—you’ve got the definitions down. But now you’re scheduled for an “adjustment.” What exactly does that mean? Why Do I Need an Adjustment? After all, you’ve just gotten braces! But the fact is, moving..

Taking Charge of your Dental Health

Taking Charge of your Dental Health

Now that you’re a teenager, you have a lot more responsibility and independence. Choosing high school classes and electives. Getting a driver’s license. Landing your first job. And those new responsibilities extend to your dental health as well! Braces If you’ve just gotten braces, you might feel a bit overwhelmed. Learning how to brush and..

I Brush My Teeth Regularly. Why Do I Need to Floss?

I Brush My Teeth Regularly. Why Do I Need to Floss?

Brushing your teeth regularly is one of the most crucial parts of maintaining good oral health, and perhaps the most fundamental, however, there are also other elements involved. Flossing, for instance, is also vital; some experts would say, and our Doctors and team at Georgia School of Orthodontics agree, that it holds just as much..

Eat Well, Feel Good, Smile Better

Eat Well, Feel Good, Smile Better

Did you know that the most common oral health diseases are tooth decay and gum disease? Not so coincidentally, they are also the easiest to prevent. As much as we would like for the brushing and flossing to do all the work for us, in reality, we really are what we eat — and a..

Make Your Braces Bands Work For You

Make Your Braces Bands Work For You

Well, of course, they already are working for you—as an essential part of the alignment process. Rubber bands, also known as elastic ligatures, are used to secure the wires inside your brackets. But bands can be more than functional. Since the ligatures around each bracket are replaced when you visit our Atlanta or Duluth office, why..

Tips to keep braces clean

Tips to keep braces clean

Orthodontic technology changes and improves all the time. Today’s braces are lighter, smaller, and more efficient than those of past years. Wires are thinner and more flexible. Even brackets come in different styles and colors. These developments are all great news for braces wearers. Unfortunately, there is one advancement we haven’t been able to offer:..

Why Do I Need Rubber Bands?

Why Do I Need Rubber Bands?

Getting braces is a huge step in creating the beautiful smile you want. It’s easy to see how important your wires and brackets are. Week by week, you and your family and friends can see the progress you’re making as your teeth become straighter. That makes all the careful brushing, periodic adjustments at our Atlanta..

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment at a Young Age

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment at a Young Age

Contrary to popular belief, orthodontic treatment is not just for older children and teens who have alignment and spacing issues. At our Atlanta or Duluth offices, orthodontic treatment offers many benefits for children at a young age. Our doctors can identify your child’s alignment issues early, and provide treatment as the teeth begin to develop…