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What is a water pick and do I need one?

What is a water pick and do I need one?

Water picks make an excellent addition to your regular home care regimen of brushing and flossing. Especially helpful to those who suffer from periodontal disease and those patients of ours undergoing orthodontic treatment with full-bracketed braces, water picks use powerful tiny bursts of water to dislodge food scraps, bacteria, and other debris nestled in the..

Halloween tips from the American Association of Orthodontists

Halloween tips from the American Association of Orthodontists

Fall can be a great time of year, with the leaves changing color, cooler weather, and Halloween approaching! While Halloween is a lot of fun for kids, our team at Georgia School of Orthodontics wants to remind you that it can also be risky, especially if you have kids with braces. Take a look at..

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:..