Braces & Clear Aligners in Rome, GA
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A Trusted Orthodontist in Rome
Dr. Ryan Cox loves orthodontics and made the decision to become an orthodontist at the age of 13! He even spent his high school and college years working for the orthodontist who straightened his own teeth. His drive and focus recently earned him membership into the elite Schulman Study Group, which is reserved for the top 1% of orthodontists in the nation.
- University of Georgia – BS in Microbiology, Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors
- Medical College of Georgia - Doctor of Dental Medicine, Ranked #1 in his class
- University of Alabama at Birmingham – Masters of Science in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
- VA Hospital Birmingham – Certification in Craniofacial Growth & Surgical Orthodontics
Directly out of residency at the age of 29, Dr. Cox became one of the youngest orthodontists to become Board Certified. Board Certification is an honor that only 25% of orthodontists achieve, and there are only two offices in Rome with this level of certification.
Shortly after joining our practice, Dr. Cox published two scholarly articles in orthodontic literature from his MRI research project in Ulm, Germany. With this achievement, he began providing continuing education courses for his peers, earning him a position as an Adjunct Faculty member at the UAB Hospital Department of Orthodontics.
In recent years, Dr. Cox has had four patients selected to showcase their perfect smiles on the cover of the AJO-DO, which is the most prestigious Journal in Orthodontics. He has also been asked to lecture to orthodontists at the Southern Association of Orthodontists, the Schulman Group meeting, and the Impact 360 orthodontic meetings. In 2017, he was given the honor of becoming the president of the Georgia Damon Study Club.
Passionate about continuing education, Dr. Cox knows that only by furthering his knowledge and understanding of current orthodontic treatments, options, and techniques is he able to provide his patients with the best orthodontic care. He is a member of multiple study clubs, and he regularly attends orthodontic conferences and symposiums.
Traditional metal braces in Rome are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools Dr. Cox uses to straighten smiles. They’re made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are affixed to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics.
These brackets, wires, and bands apply gentle pressure to shift the teeth into the positions we want them to be in as long as you have regular adjustments with Dr. Cox.
Braces in Rome are great for correcting complex tooth issues. They often work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, and overall treatment time may be slightly reduced.
Braces don’t require some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, meaning braces at Ryan Cox Orthodontics are a cost-effective option.
Rome Clear Aligners
Clear aligners are incredibly popular with patients and orthodontists in Rome. As the top alternative to traditional braces, clear aligners use transluscent, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.
Clear aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. To keep your teeth moving in the right direction, you’ll switch your invisible trays for the next one in the series every one to two weeks as directed by Dr. Cox.
Clear aligners can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Clear aligners are at their most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a good option. A free consultation with Dr. Cox in Rome will allow us to determine your eligibility for clear aligners.
Find the Treatment for You
Dr. Cox has years of experience providing customized treatment plans for patients of all ages throughout Rome. When you visit our office for a free consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your needs to provide personalized care.
Using these as the basis for braces or Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for you. To learn more about braces and clear aligners in Rome, schedule your free consultation with Ryan Cox Orthodontics.