• July 10, 2017
     

    A fixed retainer is also known as a permanent retainer. The word permanent retainer is a misnomer. In fact nothing in life, medicine or dentistry is permanent. Fixed retainers after orthodontic treatment are popular for orthodontist’s to place and for patients to protect the positions of their newly straightened teeth. These fixed retainers are back… Read More »

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  • July 5, 2017
     

    We care for ourselves with elaborate cleansing rituals for our skin, hair, nails, mouth and digestive system. Each can have various costs and daily time constraints. When it comes to oral health the minimal cost and 2-3 minutes of effort required can pay dividends towards total systemic health. It doesn’t matter whether you brush first… Read More »

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  • July 3, 2017
     

    Have you heard your Orthodontist say: always wear your rubber bands? Ever wonder why? Rubber bands or orthodontic interarch elastics help orthodontist’s grip the top teeth to your bottom teeth for various kinds of bite correction. Extra oral elastics may also be worn for orthopedic movements. Wearing rubber bands can improve how you chew, and… Read More »

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  • June 14, 2017
     

    No Gum: You have heard that gum chewing is not allowed while wearing orthodontic braces. This myth has been around for years. This a myth was made up by old school orthodontists and their efforts to appease school teachers back when bands, wires and braces glues resembled train tracks. Today chewing a piece of sugar… Read More »

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  • March 28, 2017
     

    Adult braces comes in many forms. One of the most discrete options is Invisalign or Clear Aligner therapy. The biggest benefit to Invisalign is that at a conversational distance friends and colleagues will not see that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. The fact that aligners are removable make treatment results dependent on compliance. If one… Read More »

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  • March 15, 2017
     

    Clear Aligners are a gaining market share for treating treating crooked teeth and malocclusion. If you are considering orthodontic treatment you may have heard advertisements from brands like Invisalign, clearcorrect and direct to consumer aligner companies like Smile Direct Club. These companies are targeting the consumer and attempting to capture your business and attention. These… Read More »

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  • February 15, 2017
     

    It is very easy to spread smiles in North Georgia. Your smile uses only 17 muscles a very minimal effort compared to the 43 muscle groups used to frown. A smile given is often reciprocal and can compound in a numerical fashion very quickly. When your smile is contagious in this way it can impact… Read More »

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  • February 8, 2017
     

    I recently placed braces on myself to align a tooth that had become crooked. Having just re-experienced braces bliss, I can reassure you that braces are pain-free and fun! Neon Braces will add some pop art flare to your smile and clear alternatives can help you straighten your teeth in a more discrete fashion. These… Read More »

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  • February 6, 2017
     

    Do Orthodontic Retainers Cause cavities? Orthodontic retainers do not cause cavities. Cavities are formed when virulent bacteria in our mouths process sugars into acids that effectively erode the tooth structure until it collapses into a hole in the tooth. Brushing and flossing disrupt the bacteria and can reduce a person’s incidence of cavities. Even though… Read More »

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  • February 1, 2017
     

    I have noticed an uptick in confusing advertisements that have bombarded my Suburban home in Forsyth County, GA. I am referring to Dentists advertising services. The advertisements usually consist of 6 month Smiles, fast braces, Invisalign and veneers as well as tooth whitening services all in effort to attract the new patient whom has cosmetic… Read More »

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  • October 3, 2016
     

    October is one of Dr. Susan Podray’s favorite months. Autumn is in the air, Halloween family fun events it is also National Dental Hygiene and Orthodontic awareness month. To help spread awareness about the importance of Orthodontics and Hygiene we offer a plaque disclosing treatment to all our patients. What is this treatment? It involves… Read More »

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  • May 13, 2016
     

    Neon Braces a great way to show off color in your smile by visiting our Suwanee GA orthodontic office. Neon Braces are a made possible by incredibly bright Braces ties and colored wires. Our Suwanee GA orthodontic office has been using neon braces since we opened in 2014. The brightest braces colors we have are… Read More »

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