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  • 1220 Sherwood Park Drive, NE
    Gainesville, GA 30501
  • 770-536-0882
  • 7316 Spout Springs Rd, Ste. 101
    Flowery Branch, GA 30542
  • 770-967-8462
  • 42 North Avenue, Ste. 200
    Cleveland, GA 30528
  • 706-865-0081

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Is Alcohol-free, Sugar-free Breath Spray Okay to Use with Invisalign?

July 22nd, 2014

Many people, all over the United States, have discovered the advantages that are associated with using Invisalign braces. With Invisalign braces, it is possible to realign a patient's teeth so that they are perfectly straight without making them go through the pain and social discomfort of having to have braces when they are older. Invisalign braces are also much more comfortable than regular braces because they will not bite into a person's gums or inner cheeks. However, these braces are fairly irritating to keep clean.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign braces consist of a series of different plastic trays, called aligners, that people wear for an extended period of time, often two weeks. After the two weeks have passed, a person will then switch to a different set of aligners that will slowly shift the teeth to a position that is closer to the perfect final position. After several different trays, a person's teeth will finally reach their ending position.

Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign brace reviews have shown that Invisalign tends to produce incredible results on a regular basis. People are able to have their teeth moved so that they are straight without a great deal of effort, physical discomfort, or social embarrassment.

How Do I Clean My Teeth?

It is necessary for a person to first remove the trays that are surrounding his or her teeth before brushing or flossing them. This is an easy process when in the bathroom of one's own home. Once the Invisalign trays have been taken out, it is then very easy for a person to simply brush and floss the unwanted particles from the teeth, and then replace the trays.

What if I Have Bad Breath?

For those who have bad breath, it can be extremely inconvenient for them to be wearing Invisalign braces because they make it hard to clean their teeth and mouth frequently during the day. To resolve this issue, it is often recommended that people simply carry alcohol-free, sugar-free breath spray. This spray is perfectly acceptable to use while wearing Invisalign trays because there is no way that it could possibly damage the trays. It will be able to destroy the bacteria that can cause a person's breath to smell bad.

Other Invisalign tips for getting rid of bad breath include keeping the trays as clean as possible. They can be scrubbed using a regular toothbrush and toothpaste with baking soda on it. If the yellow film has already formed, then the trays can simply be dropped in rubbing alcohol for an hour so that the film is able to completely dissolve.

Finally, a person is able to suck on sugar-free breath mints without damaging his or her Invisalign braces, which will be able to mask any foul scents.

For more information about Invisalign braces and other Invisalign tips, contact Dr. Wilson to schedule an appointment today. There is an online contact for that can be utilized on this page.

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Wilson Orthodontics 1220 Sherwood Park Drive NE, Gainesville, GA
30501 678-971-2458

Is Alcohol-free, Sugar-free Breath Spray Okay to Use with Invisalign?

Orthodontic Myth: Braces Can't Be Put On Until All of the Adult Teeth Have Come In

July 17th, 2014

Most orthodontists recommend that a child receive at least an initial consultation before they turn eight years old. Many parents simply don't see the need to take kids into an orthodontist until they receive all of their adult permanent teeth. The truth is orthodontic appliances and more specifically braces can be put on before all of the primary teeth are gone and this can be beneficial to speeding the treatment process and preventing complications later on.

Early orthodontic treatment is much more effective simply because children's jawbones are not fully formed and can still be manipulated easily with orthodontic appliances. Early treatment through orthodontics in Gainesville can actually speed the process of treatment and allow kids to receive results much faster. If issues like crowding are identified early on this can also work to prevent oral health issues which could result in cavities, tooth extractions and much more if the teeth are given time to set and form to an adult jaw bone. This is why early orthodontic treatment is so imperative.

Orthodontists can use orthodontic appliances to prevent later issues that may require surgery as well. Retainers and braces can be used to guide and structure bone growth which will prevent further orthodontic treatment in a child's adult life.

Regardless of whether or not your child still has primary teeth, going to see a Gainesville orthodontist early on in life will help to prepare treatment options that will prevent later issues. Get your child in early and prevent any existing orthodontic issues from worsening.

To book a free consultation appointment in Cleveland, Flowery Branch or Gainesville contact Wilson orthodontics today. We can get your child on the right track with a treatment option to set them up for the future.

Wilson Orthodontics 1220 Sherwood Park Drive NE, Gainesville, GA
30501 678-971-2458
Orthodontic Myth: Braces Can't Be Put On Until All of the Adult Teeth Have Come In

Local Gainesville Orthodontist Sponsors Falcon Training Camp Youth Weekend

July 16th, 2014

Wilson Orthodontics Sponsors Atlanta Falcons Youth Weekend

A Gainesville orthodontist will be one of the sponsors for the Atlanta Falcons Youth Weekend on July 26 - July 27. The Falcons training camp practice is open to the public during Youth Weekend and offers a variety of activities for children under the age of seventeen.

Gainesville, GA July 10, 2014 -- The local orthodontic practice will be on hand to give away gear from their office during the two days of the Atlanta Falcons Youth Weekend. They will also give away complimentary orthodontic treatment through their “Get Your Smile in the Game” sweepstakes.

As some of the first official practices of the training camp, the Atlanta Falcons Youth Weekend draws between 5,000 to 6,000 attendees per day at their training center in Flowery Branch, GA. Sponsors have a designated area where food, games, and other offers are available.

In addition to watching the Falcons on the field, children under the age of seventeen will be able to participate in a variety of activities.

Children can meet the Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders, who will be available for pictures and autographs. Children will also be able to enter contests for prizes. Activities from the 2013 Youth Weekend included face-painting, throwing a football through a tire, and posing with the Falcons mascot, Freddie.

Practices are scheduled for 3:30 to 6:00 on Saturday and 3:30 to 6:00 on Sunday. The gates open one hour before practice is scheduled to begin.  Information about schedule changes or weather delays can be found by calling the training camp hotline number at 770-965-2752 or checking the website at www.atlantafalcons.com.

Wilson Orthodontics provides orthodontic care at three office locations in Gainesville, GA, Flowery Branch, GA, and Cleveland, GA. Their orthodontic team has over 100 years of combined orthodontic experience. They are area leaders in the DamonSmile Braces and an Elite Preferred Provider for Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. A Gainesville native, Dr. Ron Wilson graduated with honors from North Georgia College and State University and the Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry. He is a member of The Schulman Study Group, an honor given to only 1 percent of orthodontists in the country. Dr. Lekht, his associate orthodontist, graduated with honors from Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  Both are highly skilled orthodontists who continue to strive for excellence in their profession by expanding their knowledge through continuing education.

For more details about the Atlanta Falcons Youth Weekend and Training Camp, visit the Atlanta Falcons website.

For more details about Wilson Orthodontics, visit the Wilson Orthodontics website.

Invisalign Time and Cost

July 15th, 2014

Invisalign is now being recommended to a wider range of people due to its ability to treat more variations of teeth misalignment. Orthodontists make recommendations on a case-by-case basis, so if your orthodontist has already spoken to you about it, you are a candidate to receive Invisalign. When people go home to research Invisalign, they usually have a few questions: How much does Invisalign cost How long does Invisalign take Invisalign orthodontist?

How much does Invisalign cost?

Though each treatment is different and cost varies by location and the amount of movement needed, the average cost of Invisalign is $3,500-$5,000. A portion of this cost may be shared by your insurance, so check your insurance policy to find out if you will have assistance in payment.

There is a shorter, less expensive Invisalign solution when very little movement is required: Invisalign Express. This is the same treatment as regular Invisalign but is completed in ten aligners or less. Because less custom trays are needed and less time is spent at the orthodontist, a small discount can be applied for patients using Invisalign Express. This is still in the $3,000-$4,000 range.

Some patients are tempted to only treat one of the arches to save money; for example, someone self-conscious about their front teeth might only want the upper arch treated. This is not normally advised by orthodontists as bite needs to be corrected if any teeth are moving. It also does not save the patient any money as Invisalign works more as a flat-rate fee; patients will often pay the same price for one arch as for both, so both arches are usually treated.

How long does Invisalign take?

The length of time for a patient to be in aligners is 6 months to 2 years. There are extreme cases in either direction, but these are rare and should not be expected by any patient. Invisalign treatment time varies according to how much movement is required and where in the mouth teeth are misaligned. If very little movement is needed toward the front of the mouth, it will work much quicker than misaligned back teeth.

Invisalign Express is recommended for patients who need very little movement. These cases are done in 10 aligners or less. Each aligner is used for 2 weeks, so the overall time is 20 weeks or less. That's only 5 months!

If you have further questions regarding the cost and time of Invisalign, contact Dr. Wilson in the Gainesville, GA area. He and his staff of orthodontists is gentle but effective, and they can answer any concerns that may arise when making the decision to pursue Invisalign. Call today to find out if Invisalign is right for you.

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Wilson Orthodontics 1220 Sherwood Park Drive NE, Gainesville, GA
30501 678-971-2458

Invisalign Time and Cost

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