At Goldstein, Garber, & Salama, we're proud to help our patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles through custom, comprehensive dental and orthodontic treatment. If you're looking to correct crooked teeth and achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile, our wide range of orthodontic and cosmetic services can help you meet your goals.
Invisalign clear aligners make it easy for patients in Atlanta to transform your smile. Rather than using noticeable brackets and wires, Invisalign uses specially clear aligners to slowly straighten your teeth.
Metal braces can be used to treat almost any orthodontic problem. Made with a series of wire-based brackets, braces are bonded to your teeth and held in place by rubber elastics. Our Atlanta orthodtonics are designed to be a comfortable solution for patients looking to achieve their dream smile.
Orthodontic braces – normally just called "braces" – are orthodontic appliances that are used to straighten and correct the alignment of the teeth. Traditional braces consist of small metal brackets that are cemented to the front of the teeth. A thin, springy metal archwire runs through these brackets and works to straighten the teeth. Braces can be used to correct virtually any form of malocclusion (bad bite), including everything ranging from crooked teeth to overbites and underbites.
During your consultation, your Atlanta orthodontist will carefully examine your teeth and take diagnostic tests of your mouth including x-rays and impressions to properly diagnose any problems in your bite. Then, we'll carefully create your treatment plan based on this diagnosis.
Next, we'll bring you in for an appointment to place your braces. Your orthodontist will carefully place each bracket on your teeth, using dental cement and a special curing light to harden the cement and firmly affix the bracket. Then, your dentist in Atlanta will thread the archwire into the brackets, fixing it in place using a series of small elastic ties.
After placing your braces, we'll bring you in for adjustment appointments roughly every 4 to 6 weeks. Treatment time depends on the severity of your orthodontic condition, but for most patients, it lasts between 12 months and 2.5 years.
Virtually anyone can get orthodontic braces – if you're dissatisfied with your smile, chances are that braces can help. Braces are most common for adolescents; the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children get an orthodontic evaluation at age 7, as this is the first age we can spot malocclusions. However, if you're an adult longing for a straighter new smile, don't worry: we can move healthy teeth at any age, so you're never too old for braces.
During treatment, it’s important that you make a few modifications to your lifestyle to take care of your braces. Avoid any foods that are hard, crunchy, sticky, or full of sugar. For example, nuts, ice, taffy, gum, and sugary sodas should all be avoided. In addition, adhering to a diligent oral hygiene routine is crucial while you have braces, as your teeth are extra vulnerable to decay during treatment.