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Are Braces Bad for Your Teeth? Marietta, GA
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Proponents of natural dentistry and advocates of holistic health often claim that orthodontic treatment is unnatural and even harmful.

Getting braces is ultimately a personal choice.

Before you rule them out as dangerous, however, you need to consider a couple of proven facts:

  1. Braces are not dangerous to teeth when they are correctly placed
  2. Orthodontic work could be essential to having a healthy smile

What’s So Bad About Braces?

Some people worry about the cement on the tooth enamel that holds the brackets on. White spots don’t come from the cement itself ā€“ they’re the result of poor oral hygiene.

When you let plaque build up around the brackets and behind the wires, it demineralizes the enamel. These weakened spots look ghostly white.

Another understandable concern is damage to tooth roots. When teeth are moved too quickly, the tips of the roots are traumatized.

Bone in the mouth naturally responds to pressure from the teeth because it’s not as strong. It breaks down when pressed against, but rebuilds behind the tooth as it moves. Braces utilize this natural process to straighten teeth, but treatment should never be rushed.

A professionally-trained orthodontist knows how much time is needed for safe and effective orthodontic treatment.

Why Braces Are Important

Crooked teeth:

  • Collect stain
  • Are prone to cavities
  • Harbor gum infections
  • Alter the bite

All these problems and more can be prevented or corrected with braces.

As long as your braces are placed by an experienced orthodontist like one of those here at East Cobb Orthodontics, your treatment will be safe and effective. Call our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Capps or Dr. Iaculli.

Posted on behalf of Dr. John Iaculli, East Cobb Orthdontics

East Cobb Orthdontics - Marietta Orthodontics
2810 Lassiter Road Marietta, GA 30062

Phone: (770) 993-7118

Our Patient Reviews

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 227 reviews

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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