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Feeling Confident at Your Orthodontic Consultation

Feeling Confident at Your Orthodontic Consultation

How You Can Start Preparing Now When you first start thinking about going to the orthodontist, it is normal to feel apprehensive. What will your orthodontic experience bring? Whether you have been advised by a dentist or chosen to seek out orthodontic care from our doctors on your own, there are a few things you..

Smile, the New Year is Almost Here!

Smile, the New Year is Almost Here!

We’ve been celebrating the new year for a really, really long time. It goes way back, but it started formally in 1582, when Pope George XIII made January 1st the official holiday for ushering in the new year. The idea was to yell, cheer, and blow horns to scare away all the evil spirits of..

Orthodontics and Whole Body Health

Orthodontics and Whole Body Health

In recent years, many links have been established between orthodontic treatments and whole body health. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, researchers have observed that people with gum disease are more likely to develop heart disease or experience difficulty controlling blood sugar than people without gum disease. While researchers continue to..

Can I use mouthwash instead of flossing?

Can I use mouthwash instead of flossing?

While mouthwash goes a long way in improving your oral care, it is not a substitute for flossing. Mouthwashes and flossing provide different benefits that you should understand. Mouthwash Benefits Mouthwash comes in two categories. Some are considered cosmetic. This type of rinse provides temporary relief from bad breath and has a pleasant taste. These..

How NOT to Forget Your Retainer

How NOT to Forget Your Retainer

The alarm sounds in the morning, you wake up and realize “I forgot to wear my retainer!” If this only happened once, don’t panic. Missing one night with a retainer is unlikely to cause significant teeth movement. However, if it has happened often, give our Atlanta office a call to make sure your teeth haven’t..

How to Care for Your Invisalign® Aligners

How to Care for Your Invisalign® Aligners

Is it possible to straighten the teeth without braces? Yes, it is. Welcome to the world of Invisalign aligners. Invisalign aligners are made from a clear, thermoplastic material that is custom made to fit your teeth. Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. More importantly, the clear thermoplastic material makes the aligners invisible, which is..

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..

Georgia School of Orthodontics Gives Back This Thanksgiving

Georgia School of Orthodontics Gives Back This Thanksgiving

We’re so excited for the holidays! This Thanksgiving, we’re looking forward to spending time with family, enjoying some delicious food, and giving back to our community by volunteering. We feel so grateful for our friends and loved ones. In case you haven’t heard, we’ve just launched the GSO Smiles for Gwinnett Program. Georgia School of..

Five Tips in Caring for Your Braces During Orthodontic Treatment

Five Tips in Caring for Your Braces During Orthodontic Treatment

After getting your braces, it is important to know how to take care of your teeth in order to ensure that your braces stay intact and do their job so that your teeth are in top-notch condition after you complete your orthodontic treatment. Today, our team at Georgia School of Orthodontics thought we would provide..

Braces-Friendly Snack Ideas

Braces-Friendly Snack Ideas

Wearing braces limits some of the snacks you can eat. However, you still have plenty of choices for fun and healthy foods that will not harm your braces. You can even enjoy a few crunchy treats as long as you choose them carefully. Sweet Treats Puddings provide a sweet and safe snack while you are..