What Is An Orthodontist?

At Smile Studio our goal is to provide the highest quality orthodontic care and treatment from the most qualified professionals available throughout Fairburn, Powder Springs, Lovejoy and surrounding areas of Georgia.

Many people believe a dentist and orthodontist are the same thing but that’s not quite the case. The two professional titles certainly have some similarities, and they do work together, but orthodontics is a specific type of dental care. An orthodontist is a specialist that treats certain types of dental problems.

Orthodontist in Powder Springs GA

What Does An Orthodontist Do?

Orthodontics in Atlanta & Marietta, GAAn orthodontist such as Dr. Venn is a fully qualified dentist who takes on an additional 2-3 years of orthodontic schooling and gains extensive clinical experience in an orthodontic residency program. The American Association of Orthodontists is the overseeing body for this branch of elite dentistry.

The most important job for an orthodontist is identifying, treating, and preventing issues with your teeth and mouth. Orthodontists are experts at treating misaligned or overcrowded teeth, as well as bite problems (malocclusions). Malocclusions can also result when the upper and lower jaws don’t fit together properly, whether from premature loss of baby teeth, developmental abnormalities, trauma, or other causes.

Orthodontic Treatment

If you suffer from any of the following issues, you may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment:

Overbite where the upper front teeth stick out over the lower teeth
Underbite where the lower teeth are too far forward or the upper teeth too far back
Cross bite when the upper teeth do not come down slightly in front of the lower teeth when biting together normally
Open bite space between the biting surfaces of the front and/or side teeth when the back teeth bite together
Misplaced midline when the center of your upper front teeth does not line up with the center of your lower front teeth
Spacing gaps between the teeth as a result of missing teeth or teeth that do not “fill up” the mouth
Crowding when there are too many teeth for the dental ridge to accommodate

Types of Treatments

  • Traditional Braces – made from a high-grade stainless steel with metal brackets and archwires, which put pressure on teeth to move slowly into the correct position.
  • Clear braces – work in the same way as traditional braces, but the brackets are made from a clear, transparent ceramic material.
  • Invisalign – custom-made removable clear aligners that are virtually invisible and work in increments.
  • Invisalign Teen – clear aligners that are removable and virtually invisible to ensure you still enjoy your favorite foods and social events.

Reasons to Visit An Orthodontist in Powder Springs GA

  1. Achieving a healthy smile – a healthy smile not only looks good, but can also offer benefits such as increasing chewing functionality and improving speech
  2. Boosting confidence – a beautiful smile can provide a dramatic boost in self esteem.
  3. Starting on the right path – children can avoid and prevent arising problems when seen at the right age.
  4. Preventing future problems – when untreated, many orthodontic issues can become worse over time.

If you or someone you know is in need of orthodontic care or looking to visit with an orthodontist and located in Powder Springs,  Fairburn, Lovejoy, Atlanta, or surrounding areas of Georgia please contact us today to take a step in the right direction and schedule a visit. Call now 770-892-3833.


Is Invisalign Teen Right for My Child?

Invisalign® Teen in Atlanta & Marietta, GA

For teens, the idea of undergoing orthodontic treatment may be a stressful prospect. No one wants to look at photos of their teenage-era summer vacation, cousin’s graduation party, or everyday Instagram candids and feel self-conscious about their smiles. Fortunately, traditional metal braces are no longer the only option for teenage orthodontic treatment.

Atlanta Smile Studio near Dallas, GA offers their patients treatment with Invisalign Teen, a custom solution just for teens that is more comfortable and less obvious than traditional braces and is equally effective in most cases. If you or your child is interested in Invisalign Teen near Dallas, GA, read these important points from Dr. Leroy Venn:

Invisalign Teen is a series of clear, plastic aligner trays that are custom made to fit over the teeth. They work in the same way as traditional braces do to gently move teeth to their optimal positions within the mouth and deliver a straight and healthy smile. Patients near Dallas, GA may believe that they are not eligible for treatment with Invisalign because they have a complicated or unique case. Dr. Leroy Venn treats patients with a range of orthodontic treatment needs with Invisalign.

Invisalign Teen is removable. Invisalign Teen gives the wearer the freedom to eat the foods they love without having to be concerned about damage to their teeth or dental work. Invisalign is removable by the wearer to eat, brush, floss, and clean the aligner tray, so care and maintenance is easy. Invisalign Teen allows the wearer the freedom to participate in sports or play a musical instrument because Invisalign is removable. Because Invisalign is removable, it can be forgotten or misplaced. Dr. Leroy Venn reminds Invisalign Teen patients to be conscientious about keeping the Invisalign tray safe and secure while it is not being worn.

Invisalign Teen is completely clear. Invisalign Teen gives patients near Dallas, GA the opportunity to feel fully confident in their smiles while undergoing treatment. Only the patient wearing the Invisalign aligners can tell they’re there, making for a more cosmetically pleasing system than traditional metal braces. Treatment with Invisalign, like any other orthodontic treatment system, requires the patient to wear a retainer to ensure long-lasting results after treatment.

Invisalign Teen is the clear alternative to braces for teenage patients needing orthodontic treatment near Dallas, GA. To learn more about treatment with Invisalign Teen, visit the Atlanta Smile Studio website or contact Dr. Leroy Venn at: 770.892.3833


Dr. Leroy Venn and the team at Atlanta Smile Studio are experts in Invisalign Teen. If you have any questions pertaining to braces, clear braces, Invisalign, or Invisalign Teen in Dallas, GA, Powder Springs, GA, Mableton, Ga, Hiram, GA, Cobb County, GA, or the 30127 zip code area, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Leroy Venn contact Atlanta Smile Studio at: (770) 892 – 3833.