November 23rd, 2015
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is knocking at our door! Our entire staff at SmilesForever Orthodontics wanted to stop for a moment and extend our best wishes to you, our patients, referring doctors and families, for a wonderful Thanksgiving.
We know you’ll be sharing your smiles while pie baking, turkey roasting, parade watching, football cheering, movie going and so many more fun Thanksgiving traditions.
SmilesForever Orthodontics hopes that this Thanksgiving and holiday season brings fond memories. Our staff along with Dr. Brad Gilbert, Dr. Adam Wells and Dr. Ron Parsons thank you for your confidence in us and for being part of our SmilesForever family. Through your celebrations, remember our heartfelt wishes for your safe and happy holiday.
October 26th, 2015
Fall is “Open Enrollment” time for many Employer’s in Georgia. With many companies offering a benefit for orthodontic expenses, it’s a great time to plan for orthodontics. Most orthodontic benefits are the same whether you choose an orthodontist “in” or “out” of network. Orthodontic coverage is typically a lifetime benefit that will be paid regardless of network. SmilesForever Orthodontics is able to accept most valid forms of dental insurance, and will work closely with you obtaining your orthodontic benefits, and to ensure you are receiving the maximum benefit available through your plan. Even if our practice is not on your insurance company’s “List”, it does not mean you cannot choose us to be your orthodontic provider. We are able to accept most valid forms of dental insurance, and will work closely with you in obtaining your benefits, and ensure you receive the maximum benefit available through your plan.
On our SmilesForever Orthodontics staff, our insurance specialists have the experience to ensure that you are taken care of. We even take care of the paperwork for you! We are happy to answer any questions you may have about your insurance coverage, and also check into your benefit for you. Often our specialists are able to surprise our patients and parents by finding maximum benefits they are not aware of. Our insurance team have a lot of experience with planning and using your Flexible Spending accounts to cover orthodontics as well.
October 20th, 2015
Halloween is just around the corner! At SmilesForever Orthodontics, Dr. Brad Gilbert, Dr. Adam Wells, Dr. Ron Parsons and their team, love getting ready for the holidays. As one of the most popular holidays of the year quickly approaches, we would love to share with you some great braces friendly recipes that your little ghouls and goblins are sure to enjoy!
Visit our Pinterest page and check out our “Ghoulishly Delicious Treats!“ board for amazing Halloween recipes!
A fantastic guideline when choosing Halloween treats with braces, is to avoid treats that are hard, crunchy, sticky or chewy. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions on foods which you will want to avoid with your braces and appliances. Our informed and helpful team members are always happy to assist you!
October 12th, 2015
Here at SmilesForever Orthodontics, we are smiling because October is National Orthodontic Health Month! We love this time of the year because it gives us a chance to educate the Gwinnett, Hall, Fulton and Walton County, GA area’s about the importance of seeing an orthodontist.
We know, it’s a bit interesting that National Orthodontic Health Month falls into the same month as Halloween. Dr. Wells and Dr. Gilbert didn’t plan it that way, but it sure is a great reminder to our braces and appliance wearing patients. They’ll need to avoid the hard, crunchy, sticky and chewy treats. If you’re looking for some Ghoulishly Delicious braces-friendly recipes check out our Pinterest Board!
Orthodontics for Children
It’s best for the orthodontist to see children by age 7 to advise if orthodontic treatment is required and when the best time for that patient to be treated is. The first permanent molars and incisors have usually come in by that time and crossbites, crowding, and other problems can be evaluated. When treatment is begun early, the orthodontist can guide the growth of the jaw and guide incoming permanent teeth. Early treatment can also regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches, gain space for permanent teeth, often avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions, reduce likelihood of impacted permanent teeth, correct thumb-sucking, and eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems. In other words, early treatment can simplify later treatment.
Orthodontics for Adults
Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. One of every five patients in orthodontic treatment is over 21. Jaw surgery is more often required for adult orthodontic patients because their jaws are not growing. Adults also may have experienced some breakdown or loss of their teeth and bone that supports the teeth and may require periodontal treatment before, during, and/or after orthodontic treatment. Bone loss can also limit the amount and direction of tooth movement that is advisable.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
We want to acknowledge that we share this month with Breast Cancer Awareness. Being aware of your overall health is extremely important and just as important as your dental health. We want to remind both men and women to take control of this disease by doing your best to be aware, educate those around you, and get checked out! Getting a head start on this fight saves lives!