Whether you’ve come to McDonough Center for Family Dentistry in need of treatment for children or adults, our highly-trained orthodontist can provide braces and other high-quality orthodontic services for the whole family.
Early/Interceptive Treatment – The Right Time for an Orthodontic Visit is No Later Than Age Seven
Even though most people think of pre-teens and teens when they think of braces or other orthodontics, there are good reasons why your child should get an orthodontic evaluation much sooner. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an initial visit with an orthodontist by no later than age seven.
While your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem that only an orthodontist can detect. The check-up may reveal that your child’s bite is fine, or the orthodontist may recommend monitoring the child’s growth after identifying a developing problem. Then, if indicated, the dentist might begin treatment at the appropriate time for the child. In other cases, the dentist might find a problem that can benefit from early action, such as overbite treatment.
Early treatment may give your orthodontist the chance to:
- Guide jaw growth
- Lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth
- Correct harmful oral habits
- Improve appearance
- Guide permanent teeth into a more favorable position
- Improve the way the lips meet
Through an early orthodontics evaluation, you’ll be giving your child the best opportunity for an effective braces treatment and ultimately, a healthy, beautiful smile. Call our McDonough, GA office today at (678) 432-0209 or schedule an appointment online to see an experienced orthodontist soon!