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Best Care for Braces
04/29/2019
Getting braces is an exciting step in your journey towards a new, healthier, more beautiful smile. But wearing braces will come with some lifestyle changes, whether it’s the food you eat, stepping up your oral hygiene, or carrying a mouthguard with you. Our mission is to help patients throughout the Atlanta area navigate every part of the orthodontic treatment process and achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime. The orthodontists and staff at Elite Smiles Chastain have put together some tips to care for your new braces. We want you to enjoy your orthodontic treatment to the fullest without having any issues with your braces.
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How Do Clear Aligners Move Teeth?
03/08/2019
Clear aligners, Invisible braces, Invisalign (a brand name that has become a generic term like Coke even though many companies make clear aligners) are now a part of the Orthodontic tool box used to move teeth to build healthy beautiful smiles.
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Good Oral Hygiene Habits to Teach Your Kids
12/10/2018
Having a solid oral hygiene regime is your first line of defense in the battle against cavities and other more serious dental issues. These good habits will save you — and your wallet — a lot of grief in the long term. Done regularly, good dental hygiene habits become almost second nature, which is why it’s best to begin teaching these good habits to children as early as possible. Teaching children good oral hygiene habits young can help guarantee them a healthy, great looking smile for decades to come. If you believe it’s time to begin teaching your child about good dental hygiene habits, your trusted pediatric dentist, Atlanta local Elite Smiles Chastain is here to help. Continue reading to learn about good dental hygiene habits you can begin teaching your young child.
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What is a “Tongue Thrust?”
10/01/2018
Orthodontics is most commonly associated with correcting misaligned teeth, but we can also prevent teeth from becoming misaligned. Teeth can naturally become misaligned as we grow and mature, but other factors can cause teeth to become misaligned as well. One of these habits we commonly see at our orthodontic and pediatric dental practice in Chastain park is tongue thrusting.
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Is It OK For My Child to Suck Their Thumb?
05/07/2018
As one of Atlanta’s top children’s orthodontists, Dr. Sebastian has dedicated his professional life to understanding and treating sleep disordered breathing (SDB) conditions in children through orthodontic treatments. SDB in children can cause developmental and behavioral problems in children. By correcting bad bites or habits like thumb sucking, we can help improve the lives and wellbeing of children in and around Chastain Park.
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How We Determine If A Child Suffers From SDB
04/08/2018
There have been correlations observed between upper airway development and orthodontics. At our Chastain Park orthodontic and pediatric dental office, we see children in the age range of 4-7 years old who potentially have SDB. This is the age range which is the best time to evaluate for airway disorders and our recall programs allow for easy follow-up. Along with orthodontic diagnosis, our cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans can be used for airway evaluation with a high degree of accuracy. We recently upgraded to the highest quality with the lowest radiation exposure Carestream 9300 CBCT. This advanced machine allows us to get highly detailed images of our patient’s jaw and airway structures like the one found above. This, paired with our years of orthodontic and dental experience with children help us determine if a patient has SDB.
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Does Your Child Snore?
03/05/2018
At Elite Smiles Chastain, Dr. Sebastian and his team of orthodontic experts have dedicated their lives to bettering children’s health through orthodontic treatments. One aspect of children’s health often overlooked is their breathing habits while sleeping. If your child frequently snores, has heavy labored breathing, or stops breathing for short intervals, they are at a high risk for Sleep Disorder Breathing (SDB). This nighttime syndrome most often occurs when a narrow airway constricts further or even collapses during sleep. As a result, limited airflow moves from the mouth to the lungs all night long. The brain’s normal sleep cycle is then disrupted, so memories and emotions of the day aren’t stored properly and the brain doesn’t build and repair to its maximum potential. The body is deprived of the oxygen it needs to regenerate and generate new growth to its maximum potential.
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 Welcome to Dr. Michael Sebastian’s Blog
01/08/2018
As we start 2018, I have decided to begin a blog to help keep you informed of our office and the world of dentistry with an emphasis on adult and child orthodontics and children’s (pediatric) dentistry.
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Why Are There White Spots On My Child’s Teeth?
12/04/2017
It’s not unusual to notice white spots on your child’s teeth when snuggling or playing with him or her. While it’s not necessary to go into full panic mode if you see white spots on those little teeth, it is something to take seriously as they can be signs of problems. Below is some information to help you learn what causes those white spots and how you can get rid of them, compliments of your friendly Buckhead kids dentist.
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National Orthodontic Health Month
10/01/2017
As a leading Atlanta orthodontist who offers top-notch orthodontic care to kids, teenagers, and adults, Dr. Sebastian would like to let everyone know that October is National Orthodontic Health Month. This is when orthodontists, dentists, and other healthcare providers across this great land of ours stress both the importance and benefits of having good orthodontic health.
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How Braces Can Work at Any Age
09/04/2017
Many people believe that there’s an age limit when it comes to improving smiles with braces. After all, it’s very common to see kids and teenagers with brackets and wires on their teeth. If you’re an adult who thinks it’s too late for you to wear braces, we’ve got some good news for you!
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Why Summer Is the Best Time to Start Braces
07/04/2017
At Elite Smiles Chastain, located in the communities of Chastain Park, Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia, we enjoy seeing our orthodontic patients start their journey towards the beautiful and healthy smiles they deserve! We simply love helping kids improve their oral health, appearance and overall confidence with brand new smiles! If you’ve been putting off visiting an orthodontist with your child who could benefit from braces, the summer season is a good time to get started improving your child’s smile and here’s why!
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Welcome to the Elite Smiles Chastain Blog!
06/05/2017
The entire team at Elite Smiles Chastain would like to welcome you to our blog! We proudly provide high quality, orthodontic & pediatric dental care in one convenient location. Whether you need a pediatric dentist for your child or are looking for an Atlanta orthodontist to improve your own smile, we can help your family achieve and maintain optimal oral health.
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