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.

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?

7 Things that cause crooked teeth

Ever wonder why your teeth aren’t naturally straight? Humans are the only species on Earth that commonly experiences misaligned teeth, which makes the condition even more thought-provoking.

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.

How to prevent an overbite in your child

As parents, we worry about everything, especially when our children are young. Is my child growing correctly? Are they meeting milestones on time? Will that headstrong spirit lead to a corner office or a jail cell?

My child has an overbite

Overbites are as common as Atlanta traffic jams. If your child has an overbite, there’s a lot we can do here at Atlanta Orthodontic Specialists to correct it and give them the Insta-worthy smile they want.

Can my teeth move after braces? 

You invested a year or more of your life – not to mention thousands of dollars – to get the celebrity straight smile of your dreams. But now you’re looking in the mirror and noticing small, incremental changes in the way your smile looks. What gives? Is it possible for teeth to move after braces?