Best Orthodontist in Athens & Madison
Griggs Orthodontics is excited to serve our patients. It is our goal to give you a smile that you can be proud to show off.
After your first examination with X-rays, we will be happy to discuss your options. We are proud to offer many different treatment options so that you can get straighter teeth and a nicer looking smile. We are dedicated to showing you all of our options and discussing them thoroughly with you. We want you to find the best treatment option for you, no matter what you choose.
To give you straighter teeth and a more perfect smile, we are proud to offer the following services:
No matter your age, you deserve a smile of which you are proud. You might not realize that we can fix your tooth alignment no matter what your age is. Braces are not just for children anymore. We can get you the smile you deserve!
The earlier we catch problems with your child’s bite, the simpler they are to fix. The results are often better than if we wait and require less work. We may not need to keep braces on your child for as long when they are younger, which means less expense for you.
A set of clear aligners is the newest form of braces. The aligners are invisible and removable, making them very popular. The system uses clear, acrylic trays that straighten teeth just like braces and are much more comfortable. Clear aligners are nice because you can remove them to eat so you don’t have to feel like you can’t eat something. They can also be removed when you brush and floss your teeth so that your oral hygiene does not suffer while you are wearing braces.
We use braces to treat many dental irregularities such as overcrowded teeth, malocclusions (bad bites), and much more. We also work to relieve the jaw pain of those who suffer from TMD. Most often we use the traditional metal and wire braces. They are also known as fixed “tram track” braces.
After you have worn your braces for the appropriate amount of time, we move into the retention stage of your treatment. It is very important not to skip this step or all of your hard work will not pay off as you had hoped. Your teeth may move back instead of staying in place. During retention, you will have to wear retainers as your teeth adjust to staying in their new place without braces. You should wear your retainers as recommended by your dentist. Some can be worn only at night, while others need to be worn almost all of the time.