Trusted Orthodontics in Dunwoody
We proudly serve patients of all ages from Dunwoody and the surrounding communities.
Your Dunwoody orthodontist
After graduating from White Station High School in Memphis, TN, Dr. Kaplan completed a BA in Biology at the University of Kansas. He then returned to Memphis to attend the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. From there, Dr. Kaplan headed north to the University of Detroit Mercy for his orthodontic residency, where he was awarded a certificate in orthodontics. He also earned his Masters of Science degree after completing his thesis, The Benefits of Maxillary and Mandibular Expansion Performed in the Mixed Dentition (Ages 7-10).
Dr. Kaplan is board-eligible to be a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and is a member of the Atlanta chapter of the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. He's a past director of the Georgia Association of Orthodontists, and is currently a member of the following organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Georgia Association of Orthodontists
- Georgia Dental Association
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have for straightening smiles. These braces are generally made of metal or ceramic brackets that are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with Dr. Kaplan, the brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply gentle, continuous pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
Dunwoody braces have a long history of successfully correcting a number of orthodontic issues, from simple to complex. Because they can sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. Traditional braces also tend to require less of the complicated technology and expensive equipment that newer treatments rely on, making them a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
Rather than brackets, wires, and bands, the Dunwoody Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment. This treatment option is popular with both patients and orthodontists, and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a clear, comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The trays are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series in order to keep the teeth moving in the direction we want them to. Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. Patient compliance is key with Invisalign, since the system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly. Neglecting to wear the aligners as directed can impede the results and also add time to the overall orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A free consultation with Kaplan Orthodontics will be able to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Dunwoody Braces and Invisalign: the perfect treatment for your smile
Dr. Kaplan is experienced and skilled at providing customized treatment plans for every patient he sees. When you visit our Dunwoody office for a complimentary consultation, our skilled staff will focus on your particular orthodontic needs, including your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for individualized treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!