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Should I Close the Gap Between My Two Front Teeth? Marietta, GA

Should I Close the Gap Between My Two Front Teeth?

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Do you have a gap between your two front teeth? We call these spaces a “diastema.” Diastemas come in all shapes and sizes. Some of the most recognizable people with diastemas include celebrities like Michael Strahan and Madonna, among countless others. Gaps between top front teeth vary in width. Some are as narrow as a…

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3 Reasons to Get Braces as an Adult

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Did you know that even as an adult, you can still get braces? It’s true! There’s no reason to put an age limit on enjoying straighter teeth.  Here are some great reasons to get braces as an adult. #1: Better Appearance and Confidence It’s no secret that when you look better, you feel better. If…

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How to Clean Around a Fixed Retainer

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After you complete your orthodontic treatment, you might have a “fixed retainer” that’s bonded to the back of your lower front teeth (and occasionally the upper front teeth.) Since it’s out of plain view and right next to a saliva gland, it can be a little predisposed to getting buildup around it. When you follow…

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Why You Should Use Fluoride Every Day

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One of the things our Marietta orthodontist encourages during treatment is using fluoride every day. It might be that we prescribe a gel to use at night before bed or recommend a milder over-the-counter rinse. While fluoride — like calcium — is important for healthy teeth and bones, it’s even more crucial to use it…

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White Circles: How to Prevent Them

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Have you ever seen someone who had what looked like white circles on their teeth? Unfortunately, these scarred areas of enamel are usually the result of less-than-adequate home care during orthodontic treatment. To understand how to prevent white circles, we first need to understand what causes them. The circle itself is where the bracket was…

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Do I Have to Wear a Retainer After Invisalign?

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Invisalign orthodontic treatment is a one-of-a-kind braces experience. Namely because there are no “braces” at all. The translucent, removable system is one of the most discrete ways you’ll ever straighten your teeth. So once your Invisalign treatment is completed, is the retention process any different than wearing traditional orthodontic appliances? Yes and no. Orthodontic Retention…

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Should Teens Wear Clear Aligners?

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Clear aligner brands like Invisalign are popular with adults. In some cases, even teens can benefit from the “invisible” tray-stye braces. If your high schooler needs orthodontic treatment but you’re trying to decide between traditional braces or clear aligners, here are a few things you should consider. Do They Follow Instructions Well? Are They Forgetful?…

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Adult Orthodontics: What You Need to Know

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If you’re an adult that’s considering braces, you’re not alone! Today it’s more popular for adults to get orthodontic therapy than ever. But if you’re still not sold on the idea, here’s some information you’ll probably want to consider: Straightening Your Teeth Boosts Oral Health Orthodontic therapy can lower your chances of gum disease, tooth…

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Why Children Need Early Orthodontic Screenings

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Orthodontic experts, family dentists, and pediatric dentists (pedodontists) all agree that children need to have their first orthodontic evaluation by the time they’re around 7 years old. Here’s why: Your Child Has a “Mixed Dentition” At age 7, most children have a combination of both primary (baby) and permanent (adult) teeth. This mixed dentition of…

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3 Reasons to Get Braces in 2021

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Considering braces or clear aligners? There’s no time like the present. Here are three of the biggest reasons why you should consider investing in your smile’s future. 2020 Taught Us How Important Self-Care Is Throughout quarantine, distance learning, working remotely, and having to stay distance from our social groups, it’s no secret that 2020 has…

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Our Patient Reviews

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My experience with braces was excellent. The staff at East Cobb Orthodontics are all professional and caring people. The facility is clean and bright. The time that was projected was accurate. I highly recommend East Cobb Orthodontics!

Irene B.

Everybody here is always nice and answers any questions I may have. They are very considerate when it comes to treatment because they know how uncomfortable it may be sometimes. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a beautiful smile.

Sophia B.

East Cobb Orthodontics is very modern in their way of approaching orthodontics. They also make sure that you know what they are doing and what they plan on doing in the future.

Frank H.

I would recommend East Cobb Orthodontics to everyone! The staff is incredibly nice and helpful, always greeting you with a smile. I have enjoyed my time at East Cobb Orthodontics, and I am especially thankful for the wonderful smile they have given me.

Alex E.

Dr I's office is so friendly and fun! My daughter and I got braces together. No matter how many extra visits we needed for poking wires, extra rubber bands or wax, the staff was always very understanding and accommodating. I would recommend Dr I's orthodontics to anyone who wants a beautiful smile and lots of fun along the way!

Laura L.

My experience at East Cobb Orthodontics was a very positive one. Not only was every one of the employees nice and welcoming but they all remember your name and make you feel like you are apart of their family. I would highly recommend them because the service is great and my teeth have never looked better.

Isabella S.

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