Braces FAQs in Atlanta & Marietta, GA

Patients beginning a braces treatment often have many questions. Here are some FAQs regarding the braces treatment. Smile Studios Orthodontics offers braces to patients in Atlanta, Marietta and the surrounding areas of Georgia, serving patients from our offices in Lovejoy, Fairburn, and Powder Springs.

Do Braces Hurt?

Braces are not a painful treatment, and many patients are surprised by how comfortable they actually feel in their mouth. Braces do, however, cause soreness after being put on the teeth and tightened. This soreness usually only lasts for a few days, but it can make eating difficult immediately after an appointment. Rinsing your mouth with a warm saltwater mix or using pain relievers can help minimize this discomfort. We also encourage patients to stick to softer foods after an appointment.

Will My Braces Be Noticeable in My Mouth?

Braces involve brackets and wires that are placed directly on the teeth, so they will be noticeable when you smile. However, we offer many different kinds of braces so that patients can customize the appearance of their treatment. For example, many patients enjoy picking out the color of their braces. To learn more, please visit our page on the different types of braces.

How Long Do I Need to Wear Braces?

The duration of your braces treatment will largely depend on the position of your teeth and jaw before beginning treatment. While some patients may only require braces for a little over a year, patients with more severe misalignments may require a longer treatment. During your initial consultation, Dr. Venn will provide you with an estimate once he has developed your personalized treatment plan.

Do I Need to Brush My Teeth with Braces?

Yes! Brushing and flossing is incredibly important during a braces treatment because it is easy for food to get caught in your braces. To learn more about keeping your mouth clean and healthy with braces, please visit our page on oral hygiene.

Can I Play Sports or Play My Instrument with Braces?

With braces, you will be able to participate in all of your normal activities. However, if you play sports, it is important to wear a mouthguard. A mouthguard will protect your mouth and your braces from damage in the event of an injury. 

What Can I Eat with Braces?

Limiting the foods you eat is the toughest adjustment with braces. You will have to avoid sticky, chewy, crunchy, and hard foods that can damage your braces or get caught in them. You may also want to keep softer foods around so you have something to eat while your teeth are sore. To learn more about eating with braces, please visit our page on foods to avoid.

How Much Do Braces Cost?

On average, the cost of braces will be no more than $135 per month. However, the cost of your braces treatment will largely depend on your unique treatment needs. However, the cost of treatment can be made more affordable with dental insurance or dental financing. To learn more about the cost of your braces treatment, please visit our page on the cost of braces.

If you have any additional questions regarding your braces treatment, please contact us today. With locations in Lovejoy, Fairburn and Powder Springs, GA, Smile Studios Orthodontics serves residents of Atlanta, Marietta, and the nearby areas of northern Georgia.