Straighter Teeth for The Holidays

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Clear Dental Aligner from East Cobb OrthodonticsNow that the holidays are here, you’ll be asked to smile for the camera. Photographs can capture moments that you’ll look back on for a lifetime. But when your teeth are crooked and unappealing, it can really hurt your self-esteem. You may not even realize that you don’t smile much in photos until after you see them.

Maybe you’ve considered straightening your teeth with orthodontics but there’s always a reason to keep postponing it. Is being seen in holiday photos with metal braces worse than everyone looking at your crooked teeth? If you tell yourself that you’ll wait until the new year is here, something else will come up then and your new smile will be set back even longer. (more…)

Can I Get Braces if I Already Have a Dental Crown?

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Marietta GA Invisible BracesBoth restorative dentistry (like dental crowns) and orthodontic treatment (like braces) are common procedures. So there’s a good chance that you or a family member will need both at some point in your lifetime.

Fortunately, you can get braces if you have a dental crown.

Here’s what you should know about dental crowns and braces in Marietta.

There may be some cosmetic damage.

Pressure from braces or even leftover cement can cause a little scratching on a dental crown. This isn’t noticeable if the crowned tooth is in the back of your smile. But fixing the damage is often as simple as a little polishing. Braces shouldn’t damage a crown so much that it has to be replaced. (more…)