Answers to the most common questions about braces in Sandy Springs

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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.

So that means … we’ve heard every question in the book. We’ve compiled the most common questions about braces in Sandy Springs right here in this article to help you put your concerns to rest and learn more about the orthodontic process.

1. Are braces just for looks?

Braces will certainly help you have a more attractive smile, but they’re good for your health, too! When your teeth are straight, they wear more evenly, experience few cavities, and help prevent painful jaw issues. So you look great and you feel great, too.

2. What age should my child get braces? 

There’s no age limit for when you can get braces! Adults of all ages regularly visit our Sandy Springs orthodontic office to straighten their teeth. For some, it’s something they’ve been dreaming of since childhood. So you’re never too OLD to get braces!

How young is too young to get braces? That really depends on the patient. Most of our patients get their braces on around age 12, but we have some patients that start orthodontic treatment as early as 7. It all depends on how much the teeth need to move, how fast the adult teeth erupt, and of course, preference of the patient and their parents.

3. How long will I need to wear braces? 

Most patients in Sandy Springs wear their braces for about two years, though there are some that wear them for as little as one year and others who wear braces for three years or more. If you’re an adult, and you’re looking to fastback your straight smile, you may want to consider Invisalign in Sandy Springs.

4. Do braces hurt? 

No, braces don’t hurt. You’re likely to feel some discomfort when you first get them on and each time your archwire is changed, but it’s not painful. For any soreness, we usually recommend our Sandy Springs braces patients take a dose of ibuprofen to ease symptoms of discomfort, which don’t last long.

5. How much do braces cost? 

The cost of braces in Sandy Springs varies depending on how much the teeth have to move, because that determines how long treatment takes and the number of visits + amount of materials. The average cost of braces is around $4,000, though your cost could be significantly different. The best way to know for sure is to come in and see us so we can asses your unique situation.

Got questions about braces in Sandy Springs? Come see us! 

Atlanta Orthodontic Specialists has helped thousands of Atlantans enjoy Hollywood-straight smiles that give them confidence! If you’ve got questions about braces, we’re happy to answer them. Give us a call today!