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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…

Caring for Your Invisalign® Aligners

Caring for Your Invisalign® Aligners

You’ve selected the Invisalign system because of the many benefits Invisalign offers: comfort, convenience, appearance, and even potentially shorter treatment time! And to add to the good news, caring for your Invisalign aligners is easy and uncomplicated. Follow these simple tips to keep your aligners in the best possible shape as you move through the..

Does my child need two-phase treatment?

Does my child need two-phase treatment?

You might be surprised to see one of your second grader’s friends with a dental appliance. Isn’t orthodontic work just for teenagers? And, if not, should your seven-year-old be sporting braces right now? The answer to both of those questions is “Not necessarily.” Two-phase treatment is a process designed to correct issues that arise during..

Braces Friendly Breakfast Ideas

Braces Friendly Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is called the most important meal of the day for many reasons. Children need to refuel after a long night’s sleep, and studies suggest that school kids who eat a good breakfast have more energy, better attendance and behavior, and even higher test scores than kids who don’t. But sometimes, especially with new braces..