Your Guide To Orthodontics

Lawrenceville & Loganville, GA


Why Do I Need Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontic treatment is crucial in treating concerns like misaligned jaws and teeth including overbites, underbites, and open bites; crowded, crooked, or protruding teeth, and large gaps between teeth.

How Often Will I Have To Come In For An Appointment?

Appointments will be scheduled according to each patient’s needs. Most patients with braces will be required to see their orthodontist every 5 to 10 weeks. If there are certain situations that require frequent monitoring, you will be scheduled for appointments accordingly.

Can I Stop Orthodontic Treatment Midway?

If you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, it’s a good idea to try to get to the end of your treatment, if possible. That’s the only way to get to perfect teeth.

How Long Will It Take For The Extraction Gap To Be Closed During Orthodontic Treatment?

As a general rule, the gap will close at a rate of 1 mm per month.

Can I Get Orthodontic Treatment Without Metal Braces?

Metal braces are an extremely effective way of straightening teeth. However, other available orthodontic treatment options include ceramic braces and clear aligners.

Is It Necessary To Remove Teeth For Orthodontic Treatment?

In most cases, orthodontic treatment can be done without the removal of teeth. In other cases, there are compelling reasons to remove teeth for braces. In such cases, the pros and cons of such treatment options are considered by your orthodontist.

Does Orthodontic Treatment Help With A Gummy Smile?

A gummy smile can be solved with the help of orthodontic treatment, depending on what has caused the original issue.

Can I Receive Orthodontic Treatment If I Have An Implant?

Yes – while the implant won’t move, we can shift the other teeth around it. If you are planning dental implants, it is usually best to complete orthodontic treatment before getting the implant.

How Can I Recognize A Potential Bite Problem?

Teeth that protrude, are crowded, or erupt out of position are clear indications that treatment is required.

Do I Still Need To See My Regular Dentist While I’m Getting Orthodontic Treatment?

Yes, you should still see your dentist for regular dental cleanings at least every 6 months during your orthodontic treatment.

When Is Early Orthodontic Treatment Needed?

Early orthodontic treatment works best for children with crowded, crooked, or missing teeth. It helps in addressing the developing problem, eliminates the root cause, guides the growth of jaw bone, and makes adequate space for permanent teeth to erupt naturally.