Category Archives: Orthodontics

Alpharetta adult orthodontics treatments

At Alpharetta adult orthodontics, we offer a variety of treatments for children, teens, and adults. We cater from common everyday treatments to special not so well-known needs; so, check out this list to see if you need any of the following treatments – if not, give us a call to discuss your special needs and how to better serve you.

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Adult Orthodontics at Work

Braces aren’t just for kids anymore! Many adults who did not have the opportunity to receive orthodontic work in their youth are taking the opportunity to correct their smiles later in life. Adult orthodontic treatment has grown increasingly popular in the last few years, especially now that there are more discreet options.  One concern that […]

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What is a Tongue Crib and How does it Help Tongue Thrusting Habits

What is tongue thrusting or tongue placement habit? Tongue thrusting is essentially the placement of tongue in an incorrect position during swallowing. On average you swallow a total of 1,200 to 2,000 times, with about four pounds of pressure per swallow. This constant pressure of the tongue will force the teeth out of alignment. Besides […]

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It’s Not Too Late for Smile Improvements

If you’re an adult who thinks your chance at achieving a beautiful smile has passed you by because you didn’t have braces as a child, fear not — there are options for you. And for those of you who had braces during childhood but your teeth have relapsed because you quit wearing your retainer, there’s […]

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Heading off Orthodontic Problems at the Pass

Many is the time that the good guys in Western movies get one step ahead of the bad guys to thwart disaster. If orthodontic treatment was a Western, the orthodontists would be the good guys or gals, and malocclusion (bad bite) would play the role of the bad guys. Instead of horses and guns, we […]

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Orthodontics Can Assist in Treating Airway Issues

Hundreds of studies through the years have shown that maintaining good oral health can promote improved overall health. Now there’s a body of evidence that suggests orthodontic treatment may improve more than just malocclusions and jaw discrepancies, but address other health issues as well. More orthodontists are looking at the relationship between craniofacial development and […]

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What Are the Options for Replacing Missing Teeth?

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 […]

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This DIY Braces Craze is NOT on Fleek

In the ever-changing world of pop culture, trends come and go. But one trend gaining momentum is anything but “lit” or “on fleek.” People are trying to fix orthodontic problems on their own with “DIY Braces” instead of consulting a professional, and more orthodontists are seeing patients who have caused damage to their teeth by […]

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Studies Show Orthodontic Treatment May Improve Posture & Balance

Two new studies have found that those who have poor posture and balance issues may find relief in the orthodontist’s office. Spanish and Austrian researchers identified a relationship between malocclusion (bad bite) and a person’s ability to control their posture and balance, according to Science Daily. The studies offer conclusive data about the connection between […]

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