Braces and Band? Play on!

Braces and Band? Play on!

You’re in the band and you’re getting braces. Now what? If you are a member of the string or percussion sections, you can go back to rehearsal. You’re good to go. When your talents have seated you in the reed or brass sections, though, a little adjustment might be necessary to keep your instrument and..

Snacks that are Healthy for Your Body and Your Braces

Snacks that are Healthy for Your Body and Your Braces

You know the school day’s over when you hear these seven little words: “I’m home! Is there anything to eat?” And before your child got braces, you had the answer: simple, tasty snacks that provided not only an energy boost, but nutritional elements to help build strong teeth and strong bodies. But now whole carrot..

Questions, Questions

Questions, Questions

When beginning orthodontic treatment, most of our patients at Georgia School of Orthodontics ask a lot of questions about what to expect, while others choose to just “go with the flow” and leave it to us to build for them a beautiful smile. And for our team at Georgia School of Orthodontics, that’s understandable. But..

Tooth Protection and Winter Sports

Tooth Protection and Winter Sports

Just because it’s cold out there doesn’t mean you’ll give up keeping fit and active! Winter is the season for some of our favorite team sporting activities, and when you’re donning your protective gear, don’t forget to protect your teeth as well. Basketball This sport actually tallies one of the highest counts of dental injuries…

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve

Watching the clock tick down the final seconds until midnight, many of us- the offices of Georgia School of Orthodontics included- feel nostalgic about the passing year and hopeful about the new one to come. New Year’s Eve is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the world, with over-the-top celebrations taking place in..

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..