Why should I get Braces?

The clearest benefit of orthodontics for most people is a beautiful smile. After orthodontic treatment, not only will you feel more self-confident, but your straighter teeth are less prone to decay and injury. You gum tissue will also be less susceptible to gum diseases.

How do Braces work?

Teeth move by applying a continuous, gentle force in a meticulously controlled direction, braces slowly and gently move teeth into a new, corrected position. Braces have improved greatly from the days when a metal band was placed around every single tooth. These days patients have a choice of clear or metal braces and they can choose the color of the ties that hold the wire in brackets. Materials that are used to make wires are also more gentle that how they used to be, and the latest innovations in orthodontic material can move teeth faster with minimal discomfort.

Treatment Duration

Orthodontic treatment duration usually ranges from one to three years, depending on the complexity of the case and the growth pattern of the patient’s mouth, jaws and face. Patients have different growth rates and will respond differently to orthodontic treatment and as a result, completion time may deviate from the original estimate. The patient’s compliance with instructions is essential in achieving the most efficient treatment.

FAQ

What are the benefits of wearing braces?

There are many benefits to wearing braces. The most significant benefit is getting the smile of your dreams. Other benefits include an increase in confidence and a decrease in worry! If you are looking for Alpharetta braces, you have come to the right place. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

How do you know if you need braces?

There are two ways to know if you need braces. The first may be obvious; you have overcrowded, overlapping, crooked teeth or a misaligned bite. The second is to be seen by your Alpharetta braces orthodontist. Your orthodontist will be able to examine your teeth and let you know whether or not you need braces.

Are braces really necessary?

For many people, braces are necessary! Braces do a lot more than straighten your teeth. They can fix a misaligned bite, help with speech impediments, boosts confidence, and even aid in digestion. If you are curious to see if you need Alpharetta braces, give us a call so we can set up a consultation!

What is a good age to get braces?

There is not a “good age” to get braces. It is common for younger patients to get braces in Alpharetta, but that does not mean adults do not get them as well. Typically children and teens will get traditional metal braces, and adults will get Invisalign. We recommend that you come in and be seen by our orthodontist to determine which braces are right for you.

How quickly do teeth move with braces?

Teeth move overtime with braces. They do not move instantly because it can be damaging to your mouth. A braces process will, on average, take two years for you to get your perfect smile. You cannot rush the process because the teeth need to move little by little into their new permanent places. Contact us to get your braces in Alpharetta!