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17 tips to never lose your retainer again

It’s every teen’s nightmare – losing their retainer and dealing with the wrath of mom and dad when they find out they have to buy a new one! If you want to stay in your parents’ good graces and avoid a lecture about “being responsible,” (ugh, the worst), get proactive with these tips and never lose your retainer again!

Causes and treatments of an overbite

If your child has an overbite, you may be concerned that they could be teased in school. But the dangers of an overbite don’t stop with schoolyard bullies. Though mild overbites are very common and often do not require treatment, people with more severe overbites should seek overbite treatment because this condition can contribute to a host of health problems including gum disease, jaw pain and tooth decay.

Can I get braces if I have veneers, crowns or implants?

Braces are so common, they’re practically a right of passage for kids and teens! But plenty of adults get braces too, and often after they’ve gotten other dental work done. If you’re wondering if you can get braces if you have crowns, veneers or dental implants, read on to find out if a movie-star straight smile is still within your reach.

Why do humans have crooked teeth?

If you look at your dog or cat, you may notice that their teeth are probably perfectly straight. Think about it – how often have you ever seen an animal with crooked teeth? Not very often, right? So why is it that nearly every person you know deals with some sort of orthodontic issues, from crooked teeth to overcrowding, wisdom teeth impaction, cavities, teeth grinding and more?

Everyday habits that are ruining your teeth

We ask a lot out of our teeth. They come in when we’re just kids, and then we expect them make it through 80+ years of meals, sports, smiles and more. That’s a lot! Unfortunately, you’re probably doing things every day that hurt your teeth’s chances of making it to 80. If you want to be taking pictures with your great-grandkids with a strong, bright smile, make sure you’re not doing these six things that can ruin your teeth.

Should my child get fluoride treatments?

You’d do anything to keep them smiling — and that means taking care of the smile itself! Next time your child is seeing the dentist, you may be asked if you’d like to have a topical fluoride treatment applied to your child’s teeth. With fluoride in toothpaste and most municipal water supplies, is a fluoride treatment at the dentist really necessary for your child?

How to deal with a dental emergency on vacation

Spring Break is here! If that means you’ll be hitting the beach, heading to the mountains, or traveling to your favorite vacation destination, you’ve probably gotten everything ready … or so you think. Nobody wants to think about the possibility that their out-of-town fun could be derailed by a dental emergency, but it does happen! But when you’re hundreds of miles from our office, what should you do?

What Causes an Impacted Tooth

At our orthodontic offices in Atlanta, we often see patients who have impacted teeth – and most don’t even know it! Braces are one of the many ways to treat an impacted tooth and give it space to move into the correct position. In this article, we’ll be showing you what an impacted tooth is, what causes an impacted tooth, and how they’re treated.

Top 5 Questions About Braces in Sandy Springs

Thinking about getting braces in Sandy Springs? You’ve probably got some questions. We help patients all over the Atlanta metro area including Sandy Springs, Virginia Highlands, and College Park get the straight, gorgeous smiles they want with braces.