Before treatment with orthodontics can begin a patient must first have a written orthodontic treatment plan constructed specially to meet this patient’s particular orthodontic needs. It is done using records taken during a special 3 hour diagnostic appointment. We take impressions to make models for orthodontics of the patient’s teeth, photographs to document the relationships of the teeth, and several types of x-rays to geometrically analyze the patient’s skull and it’s relationship to their teeth. The doctor studies the information and a list of things to be corrected such as an open bite, anterior open bite , underbite, overbite, crossbite or a crooked smile. Approximately two weeks later the patient is invited back and an orthodontics treatment plan presentation is done. At this time the needed care is carefully reviewed and a final cost for the orthodontic care is determined including the cost of each orthodontic retainer to avoid a later crooked tooth problem.
Atlanta Orthodontics Treatment
The development of both tooth bonding and a modern miniature orthodontic bracket has revolutionized the treatment of crooked teeth and tooth crowding. Once orthodontic brackets are bonded to a patient’s teeth an orthodontic wire is then attached to the orthodontic brackets. The orthodontic wire forms a beautiful rounded arch but this ideal arch form is deformed by twisting it into the brackets. The orthodontic wire then wants to return to it’s original beautiful shape and so pushes or pulls the attached teeth on it’s way back. Each month a stronger orthodontic wire is placed into the orthodontic brackets so that the attached teeth will continue to move. Finally, the attached teeth form a beautiful rounded dental arch themselves.
After the upper and lower arches are rounded they must next be made to fit together using orthodontic elastics which are attached to both the upper and lower arches at the same time. This slides the teeth along the archwires until they fit better. This is a very simple way of viewing orthodontic mechanics but is just intended to give you an idea of how braces work. There are many, many modifications to correct different situations and each case is treated for that patient’s situation.
After treatment with Atlanta braces is completed and the patient has his or her braces off, retainers are constructed which the patient must wear full time, except for eating, for a year and after that only at night. Almost always, adults must wear their retainers for their lifetime. Enjoying your smile for a lifetime makes the cost of braces much more tolerable.
Removable Atlanta Orthodontics
A removable orthodontic appliance can help a child grow dental bone so that the child may not need to have permanent teeth removed later on in life in order to do regular orthodontics. The early use of removable appliances may also prevent the need for more expensive orthodontic braces when all of a child’s adult teeth have erupted into the mouth.
Removable orthodontics are made of plastic and are adjusted at home in order to apply pressure to the child’s bone. The constant pressure signals the child’s bone to grow. Hopefully, the bone can be guided into a normal growing pattern and assist the child in developing a pleasing and beautiful smile without further need for orthodontic treatment. Invisiline now makes removable orthodontic care available to adults. The Invisiline cost is significantly higher than children’s removable braces, however, many adults believe that this Invisiline braces cost is worth it although the adult braces cost is slightly higher than for children. Invisible braces are neat! Because there are so many alternatives nowadays, it’s very difficult to quote the average cost of braces. However, invisiline braces will usually be more costly than tradtional braces.
Atlanta Adult Orthodontics
More and more people are focusing on improving their personal health. They’re taking vitamins, exercising, and even straightening their crooked teeth with Atlanta adult braces. Adult Orthodontics not only makes your teeth and smile look better but often improves chewing function, occlusion. This promotes better digestion and better health. The Atlanta Dental Group PC offers clear removable Invisaline orthodontics along with traditional adult braces and sexy braces that create beautiful smiles. Invisaline braces are a wonderful alternative to wearing metal appliances and we are proud to offer this Atlanta invisible braces option instead of metal ugly braces.
Atlanta Children’s Braces
Children do not have to wait until all their adult teeth come out to have their Atlanta child orthodontics. Modern orthodontic care can begin much earlier. The best time to treat a problem is when it first appears especially when teeth have moved from thumb sucking or flattened by child tooth grinding. Baby tooth grinding should be treated early to avoid later serious orthodontic problems. The Atlanta Dental Group PC offer both removable and fixed orthodontic care for our patients who are children and in some cases, a space maintainer is placed while we wait for the child’s adult teeth to erupt. We do not use orthodontic headgear but instead use unseen appliances that go inside the mouth. We also do teen braces which is more effective in treating a crossbite than later in life. Overbite correction with overbite treatment early can avoid many later problems especially a buck tooth type of smile.
Free Atlanta Orthodontics Consultation
Initial consultations for Georgia braces or Invisalign braces are free, so if you’re at all interested in improving your smile and bite and want to speak with Dr. Padolsky about tooth braces be sure to make an orthodontic consultation by calling 404-874-7428. If you need an orthodontics dentist, there’s no good reason not to visit with us.