Give Your Child a Lifetime of Smiles
As a parent in Newnan, you want the best for your child. That includes healthy teeth and a beautiful smile!
Dr. Mallory and our entire team will treat your children like our own by giving them the best possible orthodontic care, from the first visit to the last!
Kids Should Get an Orthodontic Check-Up at 7
The American Association of Orthodontists and our team of doctors recommend that children see an orthodontist for the first time around age seven.
There are some orthodontic problems that are easier to address between the ages of 7 and 10, before your child has all of their permanent teeth.
Most of the time, your orthodontist will take a “wait-and-see” approach and re-evaluate your child’s growth and development periodically.
Dr. Mallory will monitor your child as they grow and recommend the ideal time for your child to start treatment when needed.
What Is Early Treatment?
Early treatment can help prevent or intercept more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated.
In some cases, Dr. Mallory will be able to achieve results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have finished growing.
Choosing the Best Time for Treatment
Some orthodontic problems are easier to correct if they’re treated early. While the age that kids get braces will vary, in most cases, orthodontic treatment begins between the ages of 9 and 14.
If Dr. Mallory thinks your child will need treatment, they’ll let you know when the best time to begin treatment will be. This gives your orthodontist the best chance to:
- Guide jaw growth
- Lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth
- Correct harmful oral habits
- Improve appearance and self-esteem in your child
- Guide permanent teeth into a more favorable position
- Create a more pleasing arrangement of teeth, lips and face
Signs the Bite's Not Right
It can be tough to tell when your child may need braces or has an orthodontic problem. Even teeth that look straight may be hiding a problem bite.
Here are some clues that may indicate the need for orthodontic attention:
- Early or late loss of baby teeth
- Difficulty chewing or biting
- Breathing through the mouth
- Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth
- Jaws that are too far forward or back
- Biting the cheek or biting into the roof of the mouth
- Protruding teeth
- Upper and lower teeth that don't meet, or meet in an abnormal way
- An unbalanced facial appearance
- Grinding or clenching of the teeth
Learn More at Your Free Consultation
If your child has a dental issue, our team is here to help! Contact us and schedule a free consultation at our Newnan office.
Let’s work together to give your child a beautiful smile!