If you’re getting ready for the holidays in Suwanee, then you know there will be many treats to tempt you during this holiday season, including the local peach cobbler. The busy pace of December makes it easy to forget that you can use the winter break to focus on your child’s oral health. We believe that every mouth with uneven or crooked teeth, crowding, or a misaligned bite can be fixed. It just starts with a thorough examination by our highly-trained orthodontist, Dr. Michael Gorlovsky. The Windermere Orthodontics team is standing by to develop a custom treatment plan for each new patient!

Protecting Your Teeth and Gums

There’s a good chance you and your kids will attend many social events this month. It’s important to use moderation when eating sugary treats and to follow up with good brushing and flossing. We also recommend these tips for protecting your teeth and gums:

  • Minimize consumption of coffee, tea, soda, and alcoholic beverages, which could stain your teeth.
  • Avoid tobacco products.
  • Resist chewy foods.
  • Skip the hard candy and desserts.
  • Don’t use your teeth to open packages or wrappers.
  • Allow time to chew your food and drink lots of water.

Discuss Orthodontics Over Winter Break

At any point in time, you and your child can meet with our caring staff in our Suwanee ortho office and discover if your child’s crooked, crowded, or uneven teeth need professional intervention. For younger children, we have less invasive options including retainers and Invisalign devices. These methods can correct the mouths of kids before they finish their physical development. If you are concerned about the appearance of your child’s smile, it’s worth exploring.

The Windermere Orthodontics team wishes you and your family a safe and enjoyable winter break. Please contact us for a convenient consultation and learn more about Invisalign and other treatment options that could benefit your child at our Cumming and Suwanee offices.

-Dr. Gorlovsky