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Preventive Braces in Atlanta and Marietta, GA


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.

What Are Preventive Braces?

With children, baby teeth guide permanent teeth into their proper positions. In some instances, issues arise such as accidents or early crowding or even permanent teeth that never come through. Preventive braces simply prevent small dental issues from growing into larger ones in the years ahead.

Primarily for children between the ages of seven and nine years old, preventive braces maintain adequate space for permanent teeth that have not yet come in. Preventive braces can also correct jaw misalignment, teeth crowding, and incorrect bites.

Dr. Wright routinely treats younger children in Atlanta and Marietta, GA, with preventive braces. The following are the most popular preventive braces used with younger children:

Space Maintainers. Baby teeth help guide permanent teeth into their proper place. When baby teeth are lost too early due to an accident, early tooth decay, or any other reason, permanent teeth can come through in the wrong spot. A space maintainer holds the space where a baby tooth was so that the permanent tooth can erupt in the right location. Space maintainers are recommended for children missing baby teeth because of the following:

  • A missing tooth from a fall or other accident
  • Extraction because of tooth decay
  • Disease or medical condition that indirectly affects a child’s teeth
  • Missing baby teeth that never came through

Tongue Crib. When children suck their thumbs or thrust their tongues forward, teeth alignment is affected. A tongue crib is a wire that runs around the back side of the teeth and is attached by rings that go on each of the back teeth to prevent the tongue from moving forward and pushing teeth out of alignment.

Dr. Wright and his staff are well educated and trained in treating children in need of preventive braces. If you have any concern about your child’s teeth alignment, please call for a free consultation to explore options with preventive braces. Dr. Wright has applied preventive braces on many children in Atlanta and Marietta, GA, as well as the surrounding areas.

How Much Do Preventive Braces Cost in Atlanta and Marietta, GA?

Just like any other orthodontic treatment, the cost of preventive braces varies from patient to patient and depends on the type of device and the nature of the issues. By scheduling your consultation with Dr. Wright, you can learn more about the best treatment for your child including the cost, payment, and financing options. Additionally, his knowledgeable staff will help you navigate the dental insurance benefits to determine if they include preventive braces.

Please take a moment to look through our Braces Smile Gallery to see before and after pictures of patients who received preventive braces in Atlanta and Marietta, GA, from Dr. Wright. These give you a good idea of how they can help your child.

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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!