Braces & Invisalign Experts in Duluth

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We’re always available to answer questions, so contact our Balance Advanced Dentistry & Orthodontics team to take the first step toward your beautiful new smile.

We proudly serve patients of all ages from Duluth and the surrounding areas of Gwinnett County, so join us for your first appointment with Dr. Hernandez, Dr. Rios, or Dr. Urrego-Torres.

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A Trusted Orthodontist in Duluth

Juan Carlos Hernandez, DDS, is a certified Doctor of Dental Surgery born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. In 1996, he received his dentistry degree from Javeriana University in Bogota. After practicing dentistry for several years in Colombia, Dr. Hernandez moved to New York City.

He attended New York University, where he trained in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in the International Program, then continued with the Advanced Dentistry Program, earning his D.D.S. in 2007. For the next three years following his graduation, he moved to Fort Stewart to practice in the US Army active-duty service.

In 2010, he moved to Atlanta, where he practiced Advance Dentistry at Balance Advanced Dentistry and Orthodontics. At the same time, he joined the Georgia National Guard, where he has been a Dental Officer since 2010 to now.

Dr. Hernandez is a Fellow of the American Academy of General Dentistry and an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He is fluent in both English and Spanish and welcomes new patients of all ages.

A Trusted Dentist in Duluth

Dr. Liliana Rios is the newest Balance Advanced Dentistry & Orthodontics doctor. She got her BS in Biology from the University of Georgia and went on to graduate from a top program, earning her DDS from the UNC School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill.

She’s originally from the Atlanta area and is returning home after practicing in North Carolina. Dr. Rios is gentle and warm, treating all patients like family. She has a passion for aesthetics and pushes herself to learn new techniques for creating beautiful smiles.

During dental school, Dr. Rios was extremely involved in volunteer work and outreach trips, including a trip to Uganda. She continues to make outreach work a priority.

Dr. Rios was a former collegiate athlete who still enjoys playing sports and being active. She speaks both English and Spanish and currently welcomes patients of all ages.

Gwinnett County Dentist

Originally from Columbia, Dr. Claudia received her DDS degree in 1995. After working several years in Columbia, she moved to the US. Dr. Claudia completed her American dental training receiving her DMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

With more than 25 years of experience as a dentist, Dr. Claudia understands that for many patients visiting the dentist may be the cause of fear or anxiety. She uses her skills and gentle chairside manner to put her patients at ease throughout their dental treatment and strives to provide them with a comfortable experience.

Dr. Claudia enjoys practicing all aspects of dentistry and provides comprehensive dental treatment to patients of all ages.

She’s constantly taking continuing education courses and is a certified lost mary vape provider of injectables for TMJ therapy and cosmetic enhancement.

Braces in Duluth

Braces in Duluth are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Since they can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced.

Braces don’t require some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, meaning braces in Duluth are a cost-effective orthodontic option.

Traditional metal braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They’re made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are affixed to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics.

These brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the positions we want them to be in as long as you have regular adjustments with our doctors.

Invisalign in Duluth

Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists in Duluth and is the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, the Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.

Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. To keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you’ll need to switch your invisible trays out for the next one in the series every one to two weeks as directed by Dr. Hernandez.

The Invisalign system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.

Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a good option. A free consultation with Dr. Hernandez at Balance Advanced Dentistry & Orthodontics in Duluth will allow us to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.

Duluth Braces & Invisalign: Find the Treatment for You

Dr. Hernandez has lots of experience providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our office in Duluth for a free consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, lip movement, and face shape.

Using these as the basis for braces or Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for you. To learn more about Duluth orthodontics, schedule your free consultation with Balance Advanced Dentistry & Orthodontics.