Jaw pain keeping you up and night or preventing you from enjoying your favorite foods? You may have TMJ dysfunction, or temporomandibular joint disorder. The temporomandibular joint is where your jawbone connects to your skull, and whether you realize it or not, you use it constantly!
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Another visit to the dentist or orthodontist, and yet another cavity! How does this keep happening? After all, your child brushes and flosses just like we’ve shown them here at Atlanta Orthodontic Specliaists because brushing and flossing takes a little more effort and ingenuity while you’re wearing braces. But try as you might, your child is still getting cavities. Why?
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You got braces over the summer – and that’s awesome! Nearly everyone has braces at some point, and now you’re part of the club. But is there anything you need to know about going back to school with braces? Yes! Having braces at school presents a few new challenges, but don’t worry – we’ve put together this handy list so you’ll be prepared!
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When we meet someone with naturally straight teeth, it’s a shock! “You’re so lucky!” we say. Why are crooked and crowded teeth so common? Are we at the mercy of our genetics when it comes to naturally straight teeth? New research suggests that we have more control than we think over whether we develop crooked teeth, and it all comes down to diet.
Braces are almost a right of passage here in Atlanta. Walk into any middle school, and you’ll see hundreds of smiling faces with braces. But not every person gets braces while they’re young.
Thankfully, childhood is definitely not the only time you can get braces. For those of you who missed out on braces as a child, or who didn’t need braces until your teeth shifted out of position as an adult, adult braces are here to give you the straight smile you’ve always wanted at any age.