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Orthodontics in Buford, GA

Orthodontics can help fix a patient’s teeth and set them in the right place. Choice One Dental Care® offers a number of orthodontic treatments to Buford, Georgia residents.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Initially, it begins with several thorough examinations of the jaw and teeth. As part of the examination process, the dentist will utilize panoramic x-rays and study models that will allow them to evaluate alignment, bite positioning, and more. Once the examination and evaluation are complete, the dentist will make recommendations to the patient as to the best course of action to correct any existing issues. Depending on the severity of the existing condition, there are several primary options available.

  • Dental braces – the combination of an arch wire and brackets that are affixed to the teeth. The arch wire is run through the brackets, and then it is tightened to a tension that will cause the teeth to move slowly into the desired position.
  • Headgear and facemasks – devices that are generally used to correct specific developmental issues, such as an underbite or overbite.
  • Retainers – generally used to ensure that the teeth and jawbone correction that have been made don’t regress.

What Is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is defined as a branch of dentistry that uses treatment methods to ensure the jaws and teeth are properly positioned. If your teeth are crooked or not in the right place, then your teeth can be harder to keep clean. This can result in tooth decay and periodontal disease. Individuals with jaw and teeth conditions can also experience neck, shoulder, and back pain as well as TMJ syndrome. If teeth are improperly placed, then it can also make one’s appearance less pleasing.

The Different Types of Orthodontics

  • Braces
  • Invisalign®
  • Clear Correct™
  • Simpli5™

What’s the Best Age to Visit for Orthodontics?

Most experts suggest that age 7 is the best time to bring a child in for their first visit about orthodontics. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, age seven is the best age for a child’s first visit because it is early enough for to detect any developmental issue before they get out of hand. Because a child will more than likely still have their baby teeth at this age, there will probably not be any corrective measures taken, but it could serve to curtail poor habits, such as thumb-sucking.

For help with deciding which type of orthodontic treatment is right for you, Buford residents can contact Dustin C. Jacobs, DDS at Choice One Dental Care®.