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Embracing Your Braces Marietta, GA
Teenager girl wearing braces.

Teens and younger kids can be a little nervous about wearing braces. They might feel concern about the appliances being uncomfortable and hurting their gums and cheeks, but more often any worry is over how they will look with braces.

While there are plenty of options for “invisible” orthodontic options, not all dental plans will pay for treatment equally, and traditional metal braces typically end up being the most cost-effective option for the family.

Fortunately, there are ways for your child to personalize his braces and make them fun!

Colored Brackets and Bands

Braces are made of several parts: the steel bracket, the band around the bracket, the wires running between. Some patients even need rubber bands between their upper and lower teeth.  The most recognized way to personalize braces is by using colored bands around the bracket. Kids can use them to match their favorite colors, their school colors, or any other color they want. (However, we recommend to stay away from black, white, yellow, green, and brown to avoid making the teeth look decayed, yellowed, or as if there were food stuck in them!)

Shaped Brackets for Fun

Another interesting way to get your own look with your braces is to use “fashion” brackets. These are brackets shaped like hearts, stars, and footballs, to name just a few. They may even be used in conjunction with the colored bands!

No matter how your child owns his braces, the most important thing is that they fit right and do their job. A check up every 4-6 weeks at East Cobb Orthodontics in Marietta will ensure treatment is on track!

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

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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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