Orthodontist in Duluth, Lawrenceville & Snellville
Embraces Your Braces
At Balance Advanced Dentistry & Orthodontics, your smile is our command. With three treatment options to choose from for patients of all ages, Dr. Hernandez has the tools to make all your straight-smile wishes come true.
Traditional metal braces and self-ligating braces are the most common orthodontic appliance for kids and teens.
Made from high-grade stainless steel metal, we bond brackets to each tooth using a dental adhesive connected by a metal archwire.
With traditional braces, you can wear colored elastics around each bracket for a more unique and colorful smile.
Self-ligating braces are made from the same materials as traditional braces.
However, self-ligating braces do not require the use of elastics, meaning fewer appointments and less friction being placed on the tooth.
Self-ligating braces come with traditional metal or clear brackets. They are the same size as metal braces, but use a specialized clip in place of elastics to help the archwire guide teeth into place.
The clip helps reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the tooth, and requires fewer adjustments because you won’t have any elastics to replace.
Clear Ceramic Braces
Like metal braces, this treatment option uses a system of brackets and wires to straighten your teeth and is popular with adult patients at Balance Advanced Dentistry & Orthodontics.
Clear braces use white ceramic brackets that match the color of your teeth, so your treatment is less visible.
Invisalign and Spark aligners use a series of clear trays that adjust your teeth without wires or brackets.
Using a series of removable clear plastic trays custom-made to fit your unique smile, clear aligners straighten your teeth with comfort and ease.
Retainers will stop your teeth from moving after removing braces or aligners.
Retainers are custom-made to fit comfortably in your mouth, and they can be either removable or fixed. To straighten teeth, we must loosen them to move them into the correct position.
Once in the correct position, we must retain the teeth there to allow the bone to heal and the teeth to tighten in the bone. You do this by wearing your retainers faithfully.
Orthodontics for All Ages
Our team believes that everyone deserves the power of a straight smile, no matter what age you begin treatment.
From kids to adults, Balance Advanced Dentistry & Orthodontics treats our patients to the straight smiles they’ve been dreaming of their whole lives.
Why Are Crooked Teeth a Problem?
Braces and clear aligners are excellent options for people of any age, condition, or background.
At your first free consultation, our doctors will assess your unique orthodontic condition and determine whether you’re a good fit for braces.
Teeth that are not aligned properly in your mouth create what orthodontists call “malocclusion.”
Left untreated, malocclusion can lead to periodontal disease and create abnormal amounts of stress on teeth and jaws, which leads to premature wear.
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children attend their first orthodontic appointment at the age of seven, but about one in every five of our patients are adults.
Braces are a great way to treat conditions like:
- Deep bite
- Cross bite
- Excessive overjet
- Over bite
- Under bite
- Protruding teeth
- Impacted teeth
With a wide variety of treatment methods and the skills to put them to work, our team at Balance Advanced Dentistry & Orthodontics can correct any of the above issues so you can feel confident in your smile.