Summertime Tips for Braces Wearers

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Teen ProcedureAt East Cobb Orthodontics, it’s common to see plenty of braces repairs during the summer, due to kids’ activities.

To prevent things like broken brackets, irritated lips, or orthodontic emergencies, here are some important tips to keep in mind.

Wear an Athletic Mouthguard

Involved in sports? Even independent activities during social distancing can lead to accidents. Wearing an athletic mouthguard can help prevent busted lips and lacerations inside of your mouth if you fall down.

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School, Scheduling, and Braces

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Your child got braces this summer, shortly after the school year ended. It’s been an easy transition for her, since the schedule is more relaxed, but as back to school looms closer you wonder how the frequent appointments will work with her school and extracurricular schedule.

Here are three tips to stay on schedule:

    • Plan your checkup in advance! Every five to ten weeks, your child will be scheduled for a checkup to make sure the braces fit well and are doing their job.  While we can’t schedule all the appointments for after school hours, we try to make sure a minimal amount of school time is lost.

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Are Crooked Teeth Really a Big Deal?

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Marietta GA OrthodontistNo one wants to have an ugly smile. But how big of a difference do a few crooked teeth make?

If you’re not bothered by them, why be bothered to get braces?

There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to tooth alignment. Here’s how crooked teeth can affect your oral health…

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4 Signs Your Child May Need Braces

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Marietta GA Braces for TeenagersCrooked teeth can lead to health and self-esteem issues. The best time to correct tooth alignment is while your kids are young.

If you notice any of these issues in your child’s mouth, it’s time for a checkup.

Baby Teeth Not Coming Out on Schedule

Every child has a unique schedule for losing baby teeth. Still, be on the alert for a stubborn baby tooth that hangs in there while all its neighbors have moved on. On the other hand, a baby tooth knocked out prematurely in an accident can also cause trouble.

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Are Braces Bad for Your Teeth?

G+ Profile PicProponents 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

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3 Major Ways Your Braces Will Pay Off

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Marietta GA OrthodontistMany people see braces as expensive and unnecessary. But what braces really are is a major investment. This is because the rewards braces will give you or your kids make them more than worth their cost.

The team at East Cobb Orthodontics invites you to think about three ways braces can make a difference in your life – and ultimately save you money!
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You Can Afford Braces!

East Cobb BracesBraces might seem like a cosmetic luxury that you feel you could never afford. But the fact is that no two cases are alike. Just because so-and-so paid this much for braces doesn’t mean that you’ll have to!
If you’ve ever been curious about having straighter teeth, then you’ll find the following information very helpful.
How Braces Can Save You Money
The benefits of having a straight smile go beyond appearances, alone.
Straight teeth are much easier to keep clean! They aren’t as prone to trapping harmful bacteria in hard to reach places. Even flossing is less of a chore. You could actually minimize your risk for gum disease and cavities by having orthodontic treatment.
And when you prevent oral diseases, you can avoid the cost of treating them!
Maximize Insurance Benefits
You might be surprised to learn about the provision your insurance makes for braces. Braces aren’t just for kids! If you’ve never investigated before, it could be worth the effort now. At East Cobb Orthodontics, we’ll help you to get the most of the benefits your insurance provides.
Flexible Financing and Payment
Lastly, we want to make essential orthodontic treatment readily available to as many as possible. That’s why financing provisions and payment plans exist. You can always find a way to get the treatment you deserve with a convenient way to pay!
You just might be surprised at how easily you could fit braces into your life. With some careful planning, a straighter smile doesn’t have to drown you in debt! An orthodontic examination will help you get an idea of what your treatment could cost. Contact us today at East Cobb Orthodontics to schedule your consultation.

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2810 Lassiter Road
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: (770) 993-7118

Keeping Your Smile Healthy While You Wear Braces

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Marietta GA OrthodontistsWhen wearing orthodontic braces, you need to make a real effort to keep your teeth and gums healthy. It takes extra care to clean around the wires and brackets of the braces.

What are some tips on keeping your teeth and gums healthy with braces?

  • Watch your diet – Avoid sugary drinks and foods that can get stuck between your teeth and underneath the wires. These sugary foods and drinks are harmful because the sugars combine with germs in your mouth and if left alone, can irritate your gums and cause cavities.
  • Get regular dental checkups and cleanings – You should go regularly to your dentist for exams and to get professional teeth cleanings to help make sure you can prevent, find and treat cavities or gum disease before the problems get worse. You should also get fluoride treatments at your dental visits on a regular basis to help strengthen your teeth, especially around the brackets and bands of your braces.
  • Keep your teeth clean at home – Use a soft toothbrush (even better with an electric toothbrush) and dental floss with floss threaders to help floss around and underneath your braces daily. This will help to fight cavities between your teeth and on the surfaces around the brackets.
  • Don’t forget about your gums – Flossing not only prevents cavities between your teeth but it helps to fight gum disease by helping to remove germs that cause gum disease, especially with braces.

Are you considering braces? Are you concerned about keeping your teeth and gums healthy while wearing braces? Call us at East Cobb Orthodontics to schedule a consultation! We are here for you to answer your questions and concerns.

Post on behalf of Dr. John Iaculli, East Cobb Orthodontics
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East Cobb OrthodonticsMarietta Orthodontist
2810 Lassiter Road
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: (770) 993-7118