Fact: Self-ligating braces are gaining in popularity. This type of orthodontic appliance is nothing new; in fact, self-ligating braces have actually been around since the 1930s but began to become somewhat popular in the ‘80s. Since then, they have really taken off within the past few years. This is due to a number of reasons:
“I keep my twisted grill, just to show them kids it’s real We ain’t picture perfect but we worth the picture still” The song “Crooked Smile” by J. Cole offers an inspiring message about how you should love yourself with all your imperfections, highlighting the importance of inner beauty. The rapper himself has a set […]
Cases of congenitally missing teeth aren’t uncommon, but patients who are missing permanent teeth often are quite concerned that a beautiful smile is out of their reach. We are happy to report that this is not the case. There is a solution for patients who are missing some of their permanent teeth. What are Congenitally […]
Summer is almost here, but don’t slack on caring for your braces while on vacation.
The day you get your braces off is a day for celebration. But, it doesn’t mean you’re finished with the work of perfecting your smile. “Orthodontic patients often countdown the days until their braces are removed, thinking that it signifies the end of their journey,” says Dr. Nima, an Alpharetta orthodontist. “But really, it’s only […]
It’s probably the first question you ask your orthodontist when he or she tells you your teenager needs braces – how much do braces cost? It’s not a cut and dry answer because it depends on several things. “Prices may vary from orthodontist to orthodontist based on many things, such as their location, the complexity […]
Alpharetta, GA – The holidays are upon us, and that means a host of tempting foods are everywhere. And those foods don’t just wreak havoc on our waistlines – they can be damaging for orthodontic patients who wear braces, too. “While braces technology has advanced greatly over the years, creating sleeker and better functioning bracket […]
Don’t let wearing braces contribute to an increased risk of dental decay.
If you’ve lived with a less than perfect smile, why not try braces?
Six Month Smiles claims to be faster and cheaper than traditional orthodontic treatment, but does it actually work?