Tips for Handling and Avoiding Orthodontic Emergencies

Tips for Handling and Avoiding Orthodontic Emergencies

The best way to avoid orthodontic emergencies is to know how to take care of your braces properly throughout your entire treatment. However, emergencies are … well, emergencies, and sometimes no matter how cautious you are or how well you take care of your braces, the wires loosen, the bands pop, or you experience orthodontic..

What makes teeth crooked?

What makes teeth crooked?

Our team at Georgia School of Orthodontics hear this question a lot. Some of the common reasons for crooked teeth include: Thumb sucking Tongue thrusting or improper use of the tongue during speaking and swallowing Premature loss of baby teeth, which causes teeth to drift and shift Poor breathing airway caused by enlarged adenoids or..

Thanksgiving in North America

Thanksgiving in North America

Thanksgiving marks the start to the holidays; a season filled with feasting, indulging, and spending time with family and friends are always special. Thanksgiving is a holiday meant for giving thanks, and while this may seem like such a natural celebration, the United States is only one of a handful of countries to officially celebrate..

Top Ways to Ensure You and Your Braces Have a Good Relationship

Top Ways to Ensure You and Your Braces Have a Good Relationship

You and your braces will become good friends over the coming months or years, so it’s important to get your relationship off to a good start. Consider the following recommendations to prevent rocky times ahead: Floss, floss, floss. Yes, it’s a pain to floss around your braces, but it’s the best way to prevent gum..

Halloween Fun With Braces

Halloween Fun With Braces

Halloween is a favorite holiday among children due to the festive games, imaginative costumes, and candy. Modern celebrations stem from a combination of traditions from Pagan and Christian traditions throughout the centuries. The original holiday was called Samhain and derived from the ancient Druids of Ireland. In their belief system, November 1st marked the beginning..

Halloween Treats Do’s and Dont’s

Halloween Treats Do’s and Dont’s

The SCARY part of Halloween is what all those Halloween treats do to our patients’ teeth and appliances! Don’t get tricked! Please BEWARE of the following which can cause loose or broken appliances:   👻 No nuts in candy bars like Almond Joy or Snickers 🎃 No Hard Candy like Jolly Ranchers or Tootsie Pops..

EATING AND INVISALIGN®

EATING AND INVISALIGN®

One of the greatest advantages to using Invisalign is that it provides maximum results with minimal impact on your everyday life. Invisalign is comfortable, easy to insert, and simple to remove. Because you can remove Invisalign aligners, you can enjoy all your favorite foods and beverages without worries about getting food stuck in the wires..

What role do elastics (rubber bands) play in orthodontics?

What role do elastics (rubber bands) play in orthodontics?

Wearing orthodontic braces may be the best choice for correcting your teeth and improving your smile, and that’s why you’ve come to Georgia School of Orthodontics. Braces, which consist of brackets and wires, work by gently applying pressure to the teeth, and that pressure causes them to move into the correct position. In some cases..

Proper Diet While Undergoing Orthodontics

Proper Diet While Undergoing Orthodontics

Many people undergo orthodontic treatment during childhood, adolescence, and even into adulthood. Wearing orthodontic appliances like braces is sure to produce a beautiful smile. Though orthodontic treatments at Georgia School of Orthodontics are designed to accommodate your lifestyle, chances are you will need to make some dietary modifications to prevent damage to your braces and..

What causes crooked teeth?

What causes crooked teeth?

Teeth erupt crookedly for a number of reasons that range from genetics to mouth deformities and serious oral diseases. When extra teeth or abnormally large teeth create a malocclusion (crookedness or misplacement of teeth), the culprit is usually genetic in nature. Other inherited traits involve jaws that are too small to accommodate a full set..

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