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Braces FAQ in Atlanta and Marietta, GA

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Wright Orthodontics dedicates its efforts to providing braces to local residents as a way to correct misaligned teeth so that everyone can have a beautiful and bright smile.

Dr. Wright understands that you probably have a lot of questions about braces and is more than happy to answer every one of them. As a trusted orthodontist in Atlanta and Marietta, GA, his goal is to be responsive, caring, and very respectful of patients who wear braces. To get you started and answer some basic question, the following are some of the most frequently asked questions.

What Are Braces?

Braces are a specialized type of oral appliance that focuses on correcting dental abnormalities such as misaligned teeth, extreme overbites, and other problems. They are designed to straighten teeth and correct misaligned jaw bones in order to improve the function of your teeth and, of course, give you a beautiful smile.

Does Everyone Need Braces?

If your teeth are not perfectly straight or you think your bite is off, then braces may be the answer to correcting the issues. Your dentist often suggests that you see an orthodontist if there is an issue or the potential of one over time.

Are Braces Only For Children and Teens?

No — not at all. While the primary candidates are typically children and teens, more and more adults are exploring the idea of wearing braces as a way to improve their smiles.

How Long Do Patients Typically Wear Braces?

There is no set time limit for patients to wear braces. Each case is as individual as each patient. During your consultation with Dr. Wright, he will be able to give you a general idea as to how long you will need to wear braces. It is important to follow his directions throughout the entire process so you can effectively achieve your desired results.

Do Braces Hurt While You Wear Them?

Braces generally do not hurt your teeth and mouth throughout the entire process. In the day or two following the initial application or an appointment where Dr. Wright adjusts the wires, there may be some slight discomfort but that can be remedied with ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or other over-the-counter pain reliever.

What is the General Cost of Braces in Atlanta and Marietta, GA?

The cost for braces varies from patient to patient. As part of your consultation, Dr. Wright discusses the cost of the recommended treatment plan as well as financing and payment options

Does Dental Insurance Cover the Cost of Braces in Atlanta and Marietta, GA?

There is no straight answer to this question. Because every dental insurance policy is different and sometimes difficult to interpret, the staff at Wright Orthodontics is very helpful in determining the status with your insurance.

Is it Hard to Keep Teeth Clean When Wearing Braces?

No, it is not hard to keep teeth clean when wearing braces, but it is more important than ever because plaque likes to settle in hard to reach places. Therefore, we always insist that our patients brush thoroughly with toothpaste containing fluoride after every meal and floss daily (preferably at night). We also recommend avoiding foods with lots of sugar and those that are sticky as they tend to stick to the braces and increase the bacteria that grow in your mouth.

Is it Necessary to See Your General Dentist When Seeing an Orthodontist?

Yes, it is always necessary to see your general dentist regularly especially when you have braces. Food tends to get caught in areas where the toothbrush cannot reach which can lead to cavities and other dental issues.

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Dr. Wright is a leading orthodontist who understands that each patient has unique needs and desires. He has improved the lives of and given a bright smile to many people in and around Atlanta and Marietta, GA. He and his staff are committed to helping you get the smile you have always wanted whether you are a child, a teenager, or even an adult. Call us today at 404-507-2078 (Atlanta Office) or 770-648-2835 (Marietta Office) for your free consultation!

Written by Wright Orthodontics March 7, 2014