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Three Key Benefits of a Straighter Smile Milton, GA
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We can all agree that straight teeth look better, but there are several other benefits that should not be overlooked.  When you choose orthodontic treatment, you are not only investing in a more attractive smile, but you are also improving the health of your smile.  Here are three ways that straighter teeth can protect your smile.

Less Susceptible to Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

If you have crooked, crowded or overlapping teeth, you are at a greater risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease. This is due to the fact that crowded teeth are much more difficult to keep clean. Regular brushing and flossing do not alwaysclean the plaque or food that is lodged in these areas, resulting in excessive buildup over time.

Decreases Risk of TMJ Disorders

It is common for patients to need orthodontics due to a malocclusion, or improper bite.  When your teeth are not aligned properly, your mouth must make accommodations when you chew.  Over time, this causes the jaw joint and surrounding tissues to become strained.  Straightening your bite can lessen you risk for a painful TemporomandibularJoint (TMJ) Disorder.

Helps Avoid Premature Wear

Another side effect of a bad bite relationship is the way the teeth function against one another. When your teeth are out of alignment, they close (or bite down) together in a way that can produce damage.  This results in excessive wear on areas of your teeth that were not designed to withstand repetitive force or pressure.  In many cases, patients notice a flat surface across their entire smile as their teeth wear down prematurely.

Now that you understand that orthodontics is about more than your looks, you may be ready to take the next step.  At Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry, we offer a wide range of orthodontic treatment options for both adolescents and adults.  With the latest dental technology, there is a solution to fit every lifestyle and budget.  It is never too late to straighten your smile!

Posted on behalf of Georgia Orthodontics & Children's Dentistry

13075 Hwy 9, Suite 110
Milton, GA 30004

Phone: 770-521-2100

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Mon – Thurs: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 7:30am – 5:00pm

Our Patients Reviews

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Based on 154 reviews

I was skeptical about going back into braces. Since this was my second round, I wanted something fast and affordable. I met with Dr. Patel and he was fantastic! He gave me different options, he was very detailed and he answered all my questions.

Karem M.

Dr. Patel is a gem of a person. My daughter is getting braces dine and dr. and staff make sure my daughter is comfortable with the treatment. Dr. Patel explains entire process patiently and gives time to answer any question we may have. Our experience is great and I strongly refer Dr. Patel for yours or your kid's orthodontics needs...

Dipal G.

Highly recommend Milton Dental Specialists!! They were so sweet to my daughter and took extra time and effort to make her enjoy her experience and be comfortable! As a parent this is much appreciated! My daughter left smiling and excited to have her teeth cleaned. Thank you Dr. Chong and Renal!

Natalie M.

An inviting waiting room with the front desk staff greeting me with a smile. Staff was very educated answering as many questions as possible since it was my first consultation for orthodontic help. Dr. Patel was VERY personable giving me all of the options for a plan of action the crowding of my teeth, and gave me all the information (time length, issues to be concerned with, financial differences) to help me choose the best plan for me. His details helped me to feel very comfortable with having to get braces as a female post 25+ years. I definitely recommend him as an orthodontist in the Milton/ North Atlanta area if you are looking for one. Best thing is that the first consultation was absolutely free!

Arti D.

Wow!!! What a great experience with Dr. Chong and Patel and their team at MDS. I was hesistant to send my kids to anyone but Dr. Chong just made my youngest feel so at ease that I knew this was the right place . And I’m now considering seeing Dr. Patel to finally get my teeth straightened after years of being apprehensive about my apprearance . Thanks to everyone at MDS

Jagdeep S.

Very happy with Milton Demtal Specialists. Having a dentist and orthodontist in one location makes dental exams easy while wearing braces. They have great hours and are very accommodating for kids in school who don’t want to miss school for orthodontic or dental work. Very happy with both the dentist and orthodontist.

Christy D.