At what age should I schedule an appointment for consultation?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an orthodontic consultation at the age of 7. By this age, most children have several permanent teeth starting to surface allowing our doctors to effectively evaluate a child’s orthodontic condition. Click here for more info.
Do I need an updated cleaning to begin treatment?
We require a clearance from your general dentist that you have been seen within the last 12 months and that no additional dental work is needed.
What do I do in case of an Emergency?
We are here for you from 7 AM to 7 PM weekdays, so please call us at 770.351.7737 so that we can determine the urgency of the orthodontic emergency and schedule an appointment accordingly. Should you have an orthodontic emergency after office hours, click here for more info as many problems may be resolved on your own.
Pricing and insurances
Does Medicaid cover braces?
Medicaid can cover braces in certain cases; however, our prices are 50% less than private practice orthodontists in the area.
Get to know GSO
GSO Orthodontics is a specialty school. Are the residents licensed and supervised?
Your orthodontic care is supervised every step of the way by our experienced orthodontic faculty members. All residents are licensed dentists who have graduated from dental school. They serve as the orthodontic assistant during your treatment while the overseeing faculty member, a licensed orthodontist, is the doctor of record.
Does GSO offer services for cleanings, extractions, implants, general and cosmetic dentistry?
We only practice orthodontics; however, we partner with many dental offices and you may click here to find an exceptional dentist.
Do you place braces the same day?
We can get your brackets on within 5 days of your diagnostic exam, which includes x-rays, photos, 3D scan. This allows our team of orthodontists the time to review the records and create your treatment plan to place your braces.
I already have braces and would like to transfer treatment to GSO.
At this time, we unfortunately cannot accept transfers. If your current orthodontist removes your braces, you would be able to begin treatment with GSO.
Do you offer replacement retainers?
We provide you with two complimentary retainers at the end of treatment at GSO. If both are lost or damaged there is a small fee for a replacement.
What is the latest appointment available?
The latest appointment is at 6 PM on Mondays and Tuesdays and 3 PM on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.