February 12th, 2015
2101 Baker Carter Drive ~ Loganville, GA ~ 30052
We have been tickled pink, receiving calls from both new and established SmilesForever Orthodontics patients about our Loganville office! We’re pleased to announce that the construction of our newest location in Loganville, GA is progressing right on schedule. The excitement is building – and we are looking forward to greeting smiles here this MAY 2015!
Call us today, and you can now schedule your upcoming appointments with Dr. Brad Gilbert and Dr. Adam Wells in our new Loganville location as well as our Duluth, Dacula and Flowery Branch, GA locations. Whether you are considering a beautiful new smile, or are already part of our SmilesForever Orthodontic family, we look forward to seeing your smiles soon!
February 12th, 2015
Valentine’s Day almost here, and all that candy making its rounds this month, it’s once again time to remind all our patients to be extra careful when choosing those candies and treats!
All those sweet, sour and sticky candies may taste great, but these treats are known to damage teeth, as well as braces! Sour and fruity candy, such as Starburst, Gummies, and Skittles, are the worst for your teeth since these candies have a low pH value, which is known to ruin enamel. This can cause tooth decay and cavities!
Dr. Gilbert and Dr. Wells recommend softer treats, such as soft chocolate or peanut butter cups, or melt-in-your-mouth foods. Those who indulge should make sure they brush and floss between teeth, around brackets and at the gum line.
Wishing you a Sweet & Happy Valentine’s Day from SmilesForever Orthodontics!
February 2nd, 2015
Each February, The American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month.
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research informs us that tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children.
Why is this alarming? The fact is – tooth decay in children is almost entirely preventable! Practicing good oral hygiene such as brushing thoroughly with a fluoride toothpaste is an effective and safe preventative measure to protect teeth and help keep children from getting cavities. In addition to children brushing with fluoride toothpaste, dental sealants and community water fluoridation are two additional strategies that may help prevent tooth decay.
By educating children about good brushing habits and healthy food choices, we are helping eliminate dental anxieties as an adult and getting them started on the right path to a lifetime of healthy smiles!
Our doctors and team at SmilesForever Orthodontics are proactive in instructing our pediatric patients in caring for their dental health! Whether in an appliance or on a recall (not-quite-ready-for-orthodontic-treatment) patient basis, we look for overall gingival and tooth health at each appointment. We take pride in our abilities to educate our patients and to help them produce healthy, happy smiles!
When should your child first see the dentist? The answer might be earlier than you think! The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that a child go to the dentist by age 1 or within six months after the first tooth erupts.
Why your child should visit an orthodontist by age seven?
Even though most people think of preteens and teens when thinking of orthodontics, there are many good reasons your child should visit SmilesForever Orthodontics for a complimentary orthodontic evaluation much sooner.
Early treatment may give Dr. Brad Gilbert and Dr. Adam Wells the chance to:
- Guide jaw growth
- Correct harmful oral habits
- Improve the health and function of your child’s bite
- Improve appearance
- Lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth
Through an early orthodontic evaluation, you’ll be giving your child their best opportunity for a healthy, beautiful smile!
January 30th, 2015
Consider Invisalign® to get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted — without braces. A consultation with Dr. Brad Gilbert or Dr. Adam Wells at SmilesForever Orthodontics can determine if Invisalign® is right for you.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. So, you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign® is made with 3D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. Our orthodontists at SmilesForever Orthodontics are certified to treat with Invisalign®.
Why would I want Invisalign®?
Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no metal that may cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And straightening teeth with no metal or wires usually means you spend less time at the orthodontist’s office having adjustments.
How does Invisalign® work?
You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — week by week — until they have straightened to the final position your doctor has prescribed. You’ll visit our practice about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. You can read more about Invisalign® here.
How do I start?
Schedule a complimentary appointment with our SmilesForever orthodontists, at any of our Duluth, GA – Dacula, GA – Flowery Branch, GA or Loganville, GA locations. Call today and the start to a new you, with a brand new smile can be just around the corner!