Three Great Options for Children’s Orthodontic Treatment

When most parents come to us seeking orthodontic care for their children and tweens, they think there are two paths - braces and clear aligners. What they don’t realize is that both braces and clear aligners come in many different forms these days AND more importantly, they are a tool in an orthodontist’s tool kit - not the be-all, end-all... read more »

First Orthodontic Visit – When is the Best Time?

Dr. Arjun Patel, Quest Orthodontics There is much more to taking care of your children's teeth than teaching them how to brush, and taking them to the dentist to fix the occasional cavity. Most parents realize that getting their children to begin flossing, as well as getting their teeth professionally cleaned, are also key elements of modern oral hygiene, but... read more »

Got Questions About Lingual Braces? Here Are Your Answers

Having questions about lingual braces can affect the decisions you make for your smile. So, our orthodontist, Dr. Arjun Patel, is pleased to offer the INBRACE lingual system at our practice. To help you get started on finding your answers, our orthodontist is happy to give you the answers to the following commonly asked questions about lingual braces: Question No. 1:... read more »

Find the Answers to Your Retainer Questions Here

Retainers are top-notch appliances that can help you maintain a strong, healthy and straight smile. If you have questions about retainers, it can lead to improperly caring for your appliance, which can lead to an improperly cared for smile. So, our orthodontist, Dr. Arjun Patel, encourages you to find the answers to your retainer questions as soon as possible. To... 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® system uses a series of completely custom, completely clear plastic... 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 mummies. It is believed that catgut may have been tied... 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 to 3 years, depending on which alignment system being used.... read more »

Holiday Foods You Can Eat

Sometimes with braces, it seems like your whole food life revolves around things you can’t eat. With the holiday season in full swing, that can be really discouraging. But, don’t worry! Our office is here to help you enjoy the holidays by helping you remember what you CAN eat. There are so many delicious holiday foods just ready to be... read more »