Types of Braces for Our Atlanta Patients
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We leverage the most state-of-the-art technology available to ensure the best, fastest-working and most affordable braces in Atlanta. In fact, new technologies enable a more custom fit than ever before, which means your braces will work better and faster to straighten your teeth and correct your bite.
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For over 40 years, Atlanta Orthodontic Specialists has been helping patients create the smile of their dreams with affordable, state-of-the-art braces. Drs. Melisa Rathburn, Kenneth Starling, Christopher Brady, Tyler Rathburn, R. Moody Williams, and Mariesa Moore provide warm, friendly and expert care.
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Atlanta Braces FAQs
When should my child get braces?
If it seems like your child might be in need of braces, the best time to get them can range between the ages of 7 and 14. It’s never too late, however, to start your orthodontic journey—we treat older teenagers and adults of all ages with several easy, affordable options for straightening their smile.
How long will I have to wear braces?
The length of time you’ll need braces depends on your unique needs and oral anatomy. A reasonable average is usually about 18 months. Easier cases may be less than a year while more complex cases can take up to 3 years. The good news is, your Atlanta orthodontist can give you a good estimate upfront when you come in for a consultation.
Can kids get Invisalign or other clear aligners?
Many times we recommend braces options that are not removable for children—metal, ceramic or hidden braces as most children don’t have the maturity to wear them well (the recommended 18-22 hours a day. That being said, some children may comply just fine! Also, older children and teens may be a candidate for clear aligners if they’re committed to the requirements. Your Atlanta orthodontist can walk you through your options for braces for kids.
What can’t I eat with braces?
With clear aligners, you’re in the clear! All foods are ok since you’ll take the aligners out to eat. With other traditional styles of braces, you’ll need to avoid two main types of foods: sticky/chewy and hard/crunchy. Common foods to avoid here include gummy and hard candies; nuts; hard pretzels and chips and other difficult-to-eat foods like whole apples and corn on the cob (you can cut these into smaller pieces!).