Orthodontics FAQs

Deciding to seek orthodontic treatment can be overwhelming to say the least. Read through our orthodontics faqs to find answers to frequently asked questions. If you still have questions, our staff is happy to

Why choose an orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a specialist in their field. To become an orthodontist a dental specialist must complete 3 years additional training and experience. Choosing an orthodontist to straighten your teeth, correct bite problems, is definitely advisable!

What age should my child see an orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), recommends that children visit the orthodontist around the age of seven.

Who is orthodontic treatment for?

If you are looking to straighten your teeth and improve your smile, orthodontic treatment may be for you! Orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to children. There are a variety of treatment options for adults as well. Did you know that 1 in 5 orthodontic patients is over the age of 21? Any time is a good time to improve your smile!

Do braces hurt?

Some patients experience discomfort for a few days after your braces are put on. Don’t worry, your teeth, gums, and cheeks will get used to your new braces quickly!

How long do I need to wear braces?

The average treatment time is 22 months, however, treatment length will vary from patient to patient.

Do I still need to brush my teeth with braces?

Of course! It’s equally if not more important to brush your teeth while wearing braces. Food can easily get trapped between your teeth and appliances. Be sure to use caution while brushing and flossing

Can I still play sports? Can I still play my instrument?

Of course! If you do play sports, we do recommend wearing a mouthguard to protect your braces.

How much do braces cost?

Cost of orthodontic treatment can vary from patient to patient. Some factors that will determine cost are length of treatment, type of braces or appliance, severity of case. At Atlanta Smile Studio we do our best to keep orthodontics affordable for everyone, and offer a variety of treatment plans and options!

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