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Orthodontic Treatment to Help Combat Gum Disease Marietta, GA
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Did you know that having crooked teeth could be detrimental to the health of your teeth and gums? Correcting the alignment of your bite is considered part of a comprehensive treatment for managing periodontal (gum) disease.

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a condition where infected gum tissues detach from your teeth. This in turn causes the bone structures around your teeth to erode. As a result, the teeth become mobile and deep pockets develop under your gum tissues. It doesn’t just impact your smile – gum disease is also linked to problems like cardiovascular disease, premature labor, diabetes, and much more.

How Can Straightening Your Teeth Improve Your Oral Health?

Teeth that are brought into proper alignment are much easier to keep clean. Flossing and brushing is more effective, as each tooth surface can be accessed. Otherwise, crowded teeth tend to accumulate a significant amount of plaque and tartar buildup – which makes them the first to experience gingivitis, gum disease, and cavities in most cases.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

How do you know if you need to talk to your dentist or an orthodontist about braces to combat gum disease? Symptoms of the infection may include:

  • Gums that bleed
  • Bad breath
  • Swelling along the gumlines
  • Food packing between the teeth

A periodontal screening is a quick and easy way to determine which teeth are experiencing signs of tissue detachment and bone loss. If pockets are deeper than 3mm, then it may be time to consider correcting your bite with orthodontics.

East Cobb Orthodontics can help you enjoy a healthier smile! Schedule an orthodontic evaluation with us today to find out what options are available.

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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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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