Cherokee Smiles Dental -  - Dentist

Alan Horlick, DDS

Dentist located in Acworth, GA

Orthodontics Specialist

Dr. Horlick provides orthodontic consultations and treatments to his patients from in and around Acworth, Georgia. Appointments are available with Dr. Horlick at Cherokee Smiles.

Orthodontics Q & A

by Alan Horlick, DDS

Orthodontic treatments are used to treat patients whose teeth or jaw are not lined up correctly. Orthodontic treatments like braces can correct misalignment and bite issues. Dr. Horlick can solve these problems with various orthodontic treatments like traditional braces, aligners, and retainers for maintenance.

What Are Problems an Orthodontist Can Fix?

An orthodontist can provide solutions to a variety of problems with the positioning of the teeth and jaw. Orthodontists can fix a variety of issues including:

  • Overbites, underbites, and crossbites
  • Crooked teeth
  • An open bite
  • A misalignment in your center teeth
  • An excess of teeth
  • Spaces or gaps between teeth

Dr. Horlick will perform an examination to let you know if he can fix your oral concerns with regular dental procedures or if you are a candidate for orthodontic treatments.

Is Orthodontics Purely for Appearance?

These dental treatments create a more uniform and beautiful appearance that could improve the appearance of a smile if the teeth were crooked or misaligned in some way. Additionally, orthodontic procedures also provide functional benefits to oral health. When teeth do not fit together or align properly, a patient may experience a variety of dental problems. Overcrowded teeth can be more difficult to clean properly leading to gum disease, tooth decay, and other issues. Also, when the teeth or jaw are misaligned, TMJ syndrome could develop causing headaches and pain in your neck, shoulders, and even your back.

How Does Orthodontics Fix My Problem?

Orthodontics includes a variety of treatments that solve misalignments and other issues. Orthodontic appliances apply gentle but persistent pressure to the teeth and jaw, slowly pushing the teeth into the correct position. Dr. Horlick might give you braces or aligners. He may use splints that change the position of the jaw or a palatal expander that widens the upper jaw. He also provides retainers and headgear. These are just some of the procedures an orthodontist can provide.


Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Cherokee Smiles is happy to help arrange payment of benefits through your dental insurance carrier as we work with most insurance companies. Even if we are not a part of your insurance network it still may be possible for you and your family to receive coverage for dental treatment. To find out more, contact one of our financial coordinators by calling us.

Delta Dental
MetLife Dental
United Concordia Dental

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Cherokee Smiles Dental
6572 GA-92 #120
Acworth, GA 30102
Phone: 770-954-8697
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Alan Horlick, DDS
6572 GA-92 #120
Acworth, GA 30102