When you acquire braces as a kid, you usually give the orthodontist a blank canvas to work with—newly erupted, flawless permanent teeth that are just ready to be aligned. If you’re a little older, though, your canvas may already be a little cluttered, with fillings, crowns, and even even a missing tooth. Is it still..
One of the nicest parts of summer vacation is all of the time that you have! It’s time to spend time with friends, vacation, get a summer job, and relax after a long school year. Summer is also a fantastic time to begin orthodontic treatment if our doctors and team at Georgia School of Orthodontics..
The fact that barely there aligners are exactly that—clear—is one of the most prevalent justifications for their use. Without the more visible wires and brackets of traditional braces, you can obtain a healthy, beautiful smile. However, if your aligners become discolored before they need to be replaced, you could be facing days or weeks of..
You know how crucial it is to be clear and articulate if you’re a Speech or Drama student. You’ve practiced your pronunciation and projection, and the audience in the back row understands everything you say. And now that you’ve gotten braces, you’re not sounding quite like yourself. Why? What can you do, and more importantly,..
You’ve discovered the ideal toothbrush! To avoid irritating your sensitive gum tissue, the bristles are gentle. The bristles’ angle is ideal for eliminating plaque. When you brush for at least two minutes in the morning and two minutes at night, the handle is durable and comfortable. You adore this toothbrush and will never part with..
At our Atlanta and Gwinnett offices, we embrace the idea of braces adjustments—after all, an adjustment means you’ve taken another step toward your dream smile! However, the reality of an adjustment can be a little less pleasant—you may experience some discomfort for a couple of days as you adjust to new or changing pressure on..
Of course, you can chew gum while wearing braces. Should you, though, chew gum while wearing braces? That can be a tricky question to answer. For a long time, the response was a resounding “No.” Not only did our favorite gum cause damage to dental works, but they were also loaded with sugar, which cavity-causing..
Flowers and candy are on the traditional Valentine shopping list. However, if your Valentine is wearing braces this year, your options become more limited. There’s no need to be worried! Our doctors and team at Georgia School of Orthodontics have some sweet Valentine-approved braces-friendly advice. Let’s start with some alternatives where Cupid’s arrow has missed..
Plaque is a sticky issue! It gathers around braces and sticks to the enamel of our teeth above and below the gum line. Plaque is one of the leading causes of tooth decay and gum disease, and it attacks our teeth on a daily basis. What do we know about plaque and how can we..
After months of orthodontic treatment and a lot of hard work, the big day has arrived: your braces are coming off! What you want to see are straight, lovely teeth that are perfectly aligned to produce a comfortable, healthy bite. What you don’t want to see: a smattering of whitish spots around your gum line..