Friday, February 1, 2019

Getting Braces? This Book Will Help!

Thinking of getting braces and looking for orthodontic information? Orthodontist Douglas DePew, DMD, has written a great new book you might find very helpful. Change Your Smile, Change Your Life: Your Guide to Orthodontic Treatment explains the science and the art of orthodontics. Dr. Depew offers his unique insight into today's cutting-edge technology. He also details the best practices to ensure a successful treatment experience.

“With so many different technologies today, and so many providers to choose from, it’s important to find someone who will give you the level of care you deserve” says Depew, who has been in private practice in Kennesaw, Ga, since 1990. “My goal is to help clear the air and give you accurate information about orthodontics, some of the latest treatments available, and what you should look for when choosing a provider for you and your family.

Dr. DePew goes on to say, “Orthodontics is the science of moving teeth into their proper positions and changing the shape of the jaws so the upper and lower rows of teeth fit together properly. But there is so much more to orthodontics than just moving teeth. Much of what doctors and staff do also affects the facial profile, the shape of the face, the fullness of the lips, the ability to speak and swallow properly, even the ability to breathe effectively.”

The book clearly and simply explains how an orthodontist's training and experience make all the difference when they are choosing treatments for a patient’s unique situation.

Dr. Depew runs Atlanta Orthodontic Arts, a practice focusing on TMJ, sleep disorders, and aesthetic treatments and is also the founder and Academic Director of Trapezio, an online platform which provides formal training for orthodontic staff members. He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Association of Orthodontists, the Georgia Association of Orthodontists, the American Lingual Orthodontic Association, the Spear Dental Study Club, and the Elite Lingual Orthodontic Society.

The book is available at