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Tips from Your Orthodontist About Getting Braces as an Adult

January 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barfield @ 9:47 pm
adult woman with braces

Do you still have interest in straightening your teeth, but you feel like the age for braces may have passed you by? It’s never too late to get the smile you always wanted! Getting braces as an adult is not complicated and certainly not impossible. As with any new addition, it’s great to know what to expect before you get them. Keep reading to learn from your orthodontist in Tucker about the process to get metal braces so you can get started.


Tips from Your Orthodontist on the Freedoms of Invisalign

January 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barfield @ 9:35 pm
woman with invisalign illustration

When people hear “orthodontic treatment,” they typically envision a mouth full of metal wires and brackets. However, Invisalign is another excellent alternative solution for misaligned teeth that can help people achieve the smile of their dreams without the hassle of conventional metal braces. Plus, there are many freedoms you can enjoy while undergoing treatment! Read on to learn from your orthodontist in Marietta about a few examples of how clear aligners can help you feel more comfortable while correcting your smile.


5 New Years Resolutions to Help You Love Your Smile Again

December 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barfield @ 5:20 pm
smiling group of friends poses for selfie in front of holiday table

As 2021 comes to a close, we reflect on the (strange) year it was and look forward to the next. Hopefully, better things are to come in 2022 – and, while a lot is out of our control, you can still resolve to make small changes that will improve your life. Like taking better care of your smile! Keep reading for 5 ideas for resolutions that will help you love your pearly whites again – like visiting your orthodontist in Marietta, for one.


3 Factors That Can Determine How Long You’ll Have Braces For

November 29, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barfield @ 2:34 pm
smiling person wearing braces in Atlanta

You’ve been considering getting braces to straighten your smile. Though you know that they can provide several benefits to both the look and function of your pearly whites, you’re concerned about how long treatment will take. Read on to learn everything you need to know about braces treatment time in Atlanta so you can get a better idea of how long it will take for you to achieve the smile of your dreams.


4 Tips to Make It Through the Holidays with Invisalign

November 9, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barfield @ 2:27 pm
patient with Invisalign in Atlanta during the holidays

With over 11 million people having used their aligners to correct their smiles since they were founded in 1997, Invisalign has become one of the most popular ways to achieve straighter teeth. Because so many people use these clear aligners, that means a large number of patients will be navigating the holidays with Invisalign. If you’re one of them, read on to learn four tips that will help you enjoy the season without causing treatment delays.


Will Dental Insurance Cover Your Child’s Orthodontic Treatment?

October 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barfield @ 12:42 pm
teenage girl with braces from her orthodontist in Marietta

Your child’s smile is truly priceless. That said, if your son or daughter needs braces, you may be more than slightly worried about how much the treatment will cost. It’s no secret that braces aren’t exactly cheap. Can dental insurance help with the cost of braces? Is the amount of orthodontic treatment coverage different for Invisalign and other clear aligners? What if you don’t have insurance? Read on as an orthodontist in Marietta, GA answers all of these questions and more!


Do You Have Braces? Here’s How to Properly Clean Your Teeth

October 13, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barfield @ 7:23 pm
woman cleaning her teeth with braces

Everyone knows about the importance of a solid oral hygiene routine. Brushing and flossing are critical for maintaining good oral and overall health. However, it’s especially important to stay on top of these practices while undergoing orthodontic treatment. With traditional metal braces, plaque and bacteria have more places to accumulate and become trapped. If these harmful substances aren’t removed properly, they can contribute to a range of oral health problems. That said, here’s what you should know about brushing and flossing with braces.


You Asked, We Answered: What Does It Feel Like When You Get Braces?

September 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barfield @ 6:17 pm
Closeup of woman with braces smiling during adjustment appointment

Do you hesitate to smile because there is a noticeable gap between your front teeth? Do you constantly fixate on your crooked teeth, wishing they were perfectly straight? If so, then you’re probably looking into braces, so you can decide if they are the best treatment for you. Naturally, one of the first questions on your mind might be, “What do braces feel like?” Here’s the answer!


Wondering If Your Child Should Get Braces on Their Baby Teeth? Read This!

September 9, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barfield @ 6:57 pm
Kid with braces smiling

Braces are well-known for their ability to correct a variety of orthodontic issues that children struggle with, like bite problems and misaligned teeth. But are they ideal for kids who don’t have all their permanent teeth yet? Possibly! Phase 1 Orthodontics refers to braces that can be used with baby teeth, permanent teeth, or a mixture of the two. Read on to learn more!


Eating with Braces: The Do’s and Don’ts of What to Pack in Your Child’s Lunch

August 23, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barfield @ 7:43 pm
a backpack and lunchbox with various fruits and milk

Now that school is back in session, it’s time to start packing your child’s lunches each day. If they received braces over the summer, you may wonder which foods are going to be easiest for them to eat. If you’re worried they might actually damage their wires and brackets system, it’s time to review a list of acceptable and unacceptable foods that will either help or hinder your child’s smile.

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