Should Your Child See the Orthodontist Now?

While it’s true that we typically see only teens and preteens receiving orthodontic treatment and wearing braces, the truth of the matter is that orthodontic treatment is often required at a much younger age. Our orthodontist recommends that children receive an orthodontic exam by age seven to determine if they... Read more »

Traditional Braces to Correct an Overcrowding Issue

Growing up involves a number of changes in your child’s body, including significant changes in their oral structure as their mouth naturally continues to expand to its adult size. This occurs with permanent teeth replacing primary teeth to accommodate mature oral function. This process can sometimes result in the loss... Read more »

A Lost Primary Tooth Can Lead to Misaligned Permanent Teeth

Children and young adolescents can sometimes struggle to maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine. Compounded with their propensity for candy and other sweets, this puts them at increased risk of suffering from tooth decay. Sometimes a cavity can compromise a primary tooth so badly that it is completely lost or... Read more »

Fun Foods For Braces

If you are new to traditional braces, parties and gatherings can be hard. Often, there are foods there that you’ve been able to eat your whole life, but suddenly can’t. This can be discouraging. It is true that you may need to skip that bowl of mixed nuts during cocktail... Read more »

Invisalign®: Custom, Discreet, and Effective

Many people associate braces and orthodontic care with pre-teen to teenage years. Really, though, you can get a straighter, healthier smile at any age! Wary of “brace-face”? Don’t worry--we have a solution. Invisalign® may be the answer you are looking for. Rather than traditional brackets, bands, and wires, the Invisalign®... Read more »

A Retainer Will Be Necessary After Your Braces Have Been Fully Corrected the Alignment of Your Teeth

Your regularly scheduled adjustment appointments at Quest Orthodontics’s orthodontic clinic played an important role in fully correcting the alignment of your teeth. This will provide you with a more attractive smile as well as teeth that are less prone to dental conditions like tooth enamel attrition and dental fractures. After... Read more »

There Are Minor Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Help Preserve Your New Orthodontic Braces

The new orthodontic braces installed in your mouth at Quest Orthodontics’s orthodontic clinic are intended to be durable enough to accept the tension applied by your routine adjustments. This also allows them to withstand the rigors of chewing most common foods. Yet your braces are not completely invulnerable to damage.... Read more »

A Historical Snapshot of Orthodontics

Though orthodontics may seem relatively modern, the truth is that its roots tie back to ancient Egypt. When we define orthodontics as any technique designed to alter the position of crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw, we know Archeologists have discovered crude metal bands around the teeth of some Egyptian... Read more »

The Smile Straightening Options We Offer You

At Quest Orthodontics in Atlanta, Georgia, our orthodontic team provides several smile-straightening options for our adult or teen patients seeking to align their teeth. Orthodontics are no longer just for teens, if you are an adult, your teeth can be straightened to give you the smile you desire in 18 months... Read more »

Orthodontic Treatments and Procedures

If you have misaligned pearly whites, your dentist or orthodontist can help you. After looking over your dental history, administering an oral examination and taking specifications of your chompers, Dr. Arjun Patel will recommend which orthodontic or dental service is right for you. These disorders normally require orthodontic services: Crossbite.... Read more »