Boost Your Confidence and Improve Your Smile with Orthodontic Treatment

It is no secret that orthodontic treatment offers a wealth of health benefits for children and adults alike. Poorly aligned teeth and uncorrected bites may eventually lead to problems such as jaw pain, tooth grinding, headaches and even gum disease. Having a good bite and straighter teeth at any age means it’s easier to chew, […]

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The iTero® Scanner: A Great First Impression

If Invisalign® aligners are part of your orthodontic treatment, Dr. Smaha will use a state-of-the-art scanner called iTero® to take a digital impression of your mouth. Orthodontists and patients alike love this system because it eliminates the discomfort and mess associated with traditional, goop-filled tray impressions.   When taking digital impressions, Dr. Smaha will scan […]

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Clear, Hawley and Permanent Retainers

Why Do We Need Retainers? Teeth can move for any person at any given time. Wearing a retainer is the only way to prevent teeth from changing over time. A person who wears a retainer after the braces come off is most likely to see lasting results. Once your braces are removed, you will begin […]

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Accelerated Orthodontics with AcceleDent® Aura

Traditional orthodontic treatments for the average patient range from a few months to a few years.  Some may find the length of treatment to be inconvenient, citing careers, schedules or the hassle of wearing braces or aligners for an extended period of time. What if you could achieve the same amazing results faster? With AcceleDent® […]

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Research Supports Braces for 7-8 Year-Olds

By Ched Smaha, DMD MS As a practicing orthodontist, a large amount of my time, both professional and personal is spent as a “resource” for all matters dental. I enjoy this role because I am passionate about delivering high-quality orthodontic care, which itself requires a populace with a high “oral health IQ.” Over the course […]

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When Should My Child See an Orthodontist?

Did you know that the American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children see an orthodontist by the time they are 7 years old? Yes, that means that your child should have an orthodontic exam while they still have some of their baby teeth! While that may seem like too early of an age for an […]

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The Basics of Lingual Braces

Lingual braces—sometimes referred to as invisible braces—are placed behind your teeth, so nobody will know you have braces unless you tell them. They are a great alternative for people whose occupations or hobbies prevent them from being able to wear regular braces. Lingual braces are uniquely created and customized to the shape of your teeth […]

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Building World-Class Smiles Is a Local Family’s Legacy

When Dr. Charles Smaha moved to Macon to open his orthodontics practice in 1972, little did he realize that his practice would touch the lives of generations of local families, including his own. Dr. Smaha was a husband and new father, having just finished his orthodontics residency at the Medical College of Georgia and was […]

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