Loganville & Lawrenceville Braces

Correct Overbites, Underbites, Misalignments, Crooked Teeth, & More

Braces are sought out for many reasons. Some people want that perfect smile. Some have a misalignment that can be corrected. Some suffer from overbites, underbites, or crooked bites. Some have gaps and/or too much spacing between their teeth. Whatever the case may be, orthodontic braces can be life-changing: improving self-esteem, dental hygiene, and mitigating the uncomfortable side effects of dental issues.

At Koch Orthodontics, we are well aware that most people are not fortunate enough to be born with perfectly symmetrical teeth. That is why Dr. Koch, Dr. Gass, and our entire orthodontic team are here for you. With offices in Lawrenceville and Loganville, we are easily accessible and we regularly welcome patients from Gwinnett County, as well as surrounding areas like Monroe, Snellville, and Grayson. Our inviting, smiley team will greet you with warmth and take care of your orthodontic needs, navigating you through every step of your orthodontic treatment.

How Do Braces Work?

Braces are a well proven treatment for correcting misaligned teeth and/or jaws. The technology for braces has progressed leaps and bounds over the past few decades. Today’s braces are less visible, lighter, smaller in size, and can be impressively camouflaged.

Putting on braces is a simple procedure. First, a special orthodontic glue adhesively binds the brackets to your teeth. The adhesive is made of a composite resin. Its taste may be the slightest bit unpleasant, but it is not toxic, and our specialized tools allow for easy removal when the treatment concludes. Once the brackets are in place, wires thread them together. This allows gradual pressure to be applied by tightening with a special key. Adjustments are made every few months to balance the tension and correction to make the experience as effective and comfortable as possible.

If you think you might need braces in Loganville or Lawrenceville, schedule a free consultation at Koch Orthodontics today! Give us a call at (770) 962-9560 or reach out to us online here!

Can You Get Braces with Cavities?

If you are planning to get braces, it’s recommended you have your cavities treated first. This is because teeth are weakened by tooth decay. When you get braces, there is pressure being put on your teeth by the wires and brackets to move your teeth into the correct position. A tooth with a cavity may not be able to handle the pressure from the braces and it could crack or break.

Experience the Benefits of Braces at Koch Orthodontics

Braces can offer much more than simply repairing inconsistent spacings or asymmetrical bites. Along with your nicely aligned teeth, you may also notice a wide range of unseen benefits. In some cases, dental problems can cause jaw pain, migraines, and add pressure and pain to your upper body, neck, and shoulders. When we fix the structure and symmetry of your teeth, these discomforts often disappear. Whether it is a protruding tooth causing oral trauma, an impacted tooth causing sleep apnea, or an underbite or overbite giving you chewing issues, braces can help you eat better, speak clearer, sleep sounder, and feel happier about your overall appearance.

Braces can sound like an intimidating orthodontic treatment to many. Perhaps you heard someone talking about the inconveniences of braces, or an incident of food getting stuck. Such situations can arise, but they are rarer and often less consequential than you might think. For the most part, braces become as unnoticed as the clothes you wear. Nevertheless, we respect your concerns.

If you are excited about the prospects of straightening your teeth and beautifying your smile, reach out to Koch Orthodontics today by calling us at (770) 962-9560 or contacting us online!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q:What types of braces do you offer?

    A:We offer metal braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces, self-ligating braces, and invisible braces.

  • Q:How long must I wear braces?

    A:Treatments vary from case to case. On average, braces are worn from 1 to 2 years.

  • Q:Do I have to wear a retainer after getting my braces off?

    A:We recommend wearing a retainer full-time for 2 months after braces come off, and then nighttime for a lifetime afterward to keep your teeth perfectly straight.

  • Q:Are braces painful?

    A:For the most part, braces involve little to no pain. When tightened and fixed, experiencing pressure and slight discomfort is common. By correcting your teeth gradually, the process is designed to greatly mitigate soreness.

  • Q:Can braces interfere with extracurricular activities like sports or playing an instrument?

    A:There may be a brief adjustment period to performing certain activities, like playing the clarinet or flute. However, the learning curve is almost always extremely seamless and quick. In terms of high-contact and physically active sports, we highly recommend wearing a mouth guard to protect your mouth from injury.

  • Q:What can’t I eat while wearing braces?

    A:To avoid sticky situations (literally), we recommend avoiding foods that could get easily stuck in your braces. Usually, anything too chewy, crunchy, sticky, or hard is best to avoid. Gum, caramel, popcorn, hard candies, crunchy chips, and licorice are a few obvious examples. If you opt for braces, we will provide you with a comprehensive list to help you stay vigilant.

  • Q:What happens if something gets stuck in my teeth?

    A:Getting food stuck between your braces and teeth is common. There are lots of immediate solutions that can often rectify the situation. Floss, water flosser, toothpicks, and thoroughly rinsing often should do the job. If you are really struggling, we will happily assess the situation and offer additional tips or services.

  • Q:Do I need to brush my teeth more often if I have braces?

    A:Due to the presence of brackets, metal, wires, and other materials in your mouth, frequent brushing is highly recommended. With braces, food can get caught much more easily, allowing bacteria to build up and flourish. That is why we highly recommend brushing your teeth and flossing at least twice a day.

Providing Genuine Care

How We Stand Out
  • Over a Decade of Experience
  • Flexible Financing Options
  • Proud Partners with Local Organizations
  • State of the Art Technology
  • Spanish-Speaking Team
  • Great Patient Experiences & Results

What Our Patients Are Saying

Outstanding Results for the Whole Family
  • I’ve been going to Koch Orthodontics for 13 years and they have always taken incredible care of me! The team is kind, they genuinely care about their patients, and they go out of their way to make you feel at home!

    - McKade S.
  • “I had a wonderful first experience/consultation with Dr. Koch and the team. Everyone made me feel comfortable and welcomed me with open arms. I am glad I will be starting this journey with Dr. Koch and the team.”

    - Dominique H.
  • “Dr. Koch and his assistant Robin were awesome! Very friendly and efficient, and answered a lot of our questions- my daughter is the first in our family to get braces.”

    - Diane B.

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