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Will chewing gum affect my orthodontic treatment?

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..

Make Valentines Day sweet with these braces friendly treats

Make Valentines Day sweet with these braces friendly treats

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..

How to fight plaque

How to fight plaque

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..

White spots on your enamel

White spots on your enamel

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..

Keep Your Dental Health in Check this Holiday Season

Keep Your Dental Health in Check this Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but you may not feel very jolly if you need to dash through the snow to an emergency orthodontic appointment at Georgia School of Orthodontics. And no  one wants to launch their New Year’s resolutions after the holidays with “fill cavities.” How can you make it through..

Celebrating your First Winter with Braces

Celebrating your First Winter with Braces

You might be wondering how to make the most of the holiday season if this is your first winter with braces. For happy and safe festive smiles, our doctors and team at GSO Orthodontics have some ideas. Enjoy your holiday favorites Winter means delicious holiday treats, and that doesn’t mean you need to move away..

All About Thanksgiving

All About Thanksgiving

We enjoy finding fun facts about Thanksgiving at GSO Orthodontics! This year, we decided to share some information at the holiday dinner table that could make you feel a little smarter and help build a great discussion with friends and family. The Main Dish There is no historical proof that the first Thanksgiving meal was..

Can I Get Braces If I Have Gum Disease?

Can I Get Braces If I Have Gum Disease?

One of our most common dental disorders, affecting both kids and adults, is gum disease. Before starting orthodontic care, make sure your gums are their healthiest if you are considering getting braces or aligners. Gingivitis Gingivitis (mild gum disease) may be the effect of bad brushing and flossing habits for both younger and older patients…

Braces are Bootiful! Halloween and Braces

Braces are Bootiful! Halloween and Braces

The cheerful games, inventive costumes, and candy, makes Halloween a favorite holiday among kids. A mixture of rituals from Pagan and Christian traditions over the centuries stems from modern celebrations. Samhain was the original holiday that was derived from the ancient Druids of Ireland. November 1st marked the beginning of winter in their belief system,..

Do We Have Your Correct Contact Information?

Do We Have Your Correct Contact Information?

As you probably know, you can always contact our GSO Orthodontics team by calling the Atlanta or Gwinnett office, or by visiting our website bracestoday.com. However, If you have recently moved or received a new phone number, we will need to update our records so that we can connect with you easily! Please let our..