Early Treatment


Your Marietta, GA Orthodontist

At Smith Smile Orthodontics, our number one priority is helping our patients achieve the healthy, beautiful smile that they deserve. We provide the highest quality in orthodontic care in an easy-going office environment, and Dr. Smith and our expert team of orthodontic specialists work hard to craft specialized, unique treatments to perfectly fit the individual needs of every patient. Nothing makes us happier than perfecting a smile - and sometimes, that process needs to start early on in a patient's life.

Early Orthodontic Treatment in Canton, GA

One of the most common questions we hear from parents is when their child should first come in to see us. We love this question, as it shows that parents are thinking ahead for their children's future - a mindset crucial to a long lasting, healthy smile. Along with the American Association of Orthodontists, we ask that parents bring their children to see us by age 7. While we may not need to start treatment at this time, by this age the back bite is established, allowing us to spot any current or potential orthodontic problems and determine the best time to begin treatment.

Sometimes, though, interceptive treatment is necessary. This early intervention can help us stem any major problems before they develop in severity, and we can take advantage of the malleability of a child's mouth to expedite treatment at this stage. 

What Will Happen During My Child's First Visit?

At your child's initial examination, Dr. Smith will perform a thorough orthodontic evaluation, identifying any current or developing problems such as open bite, gummy smile, or crowding. If problems are severe enough or there may be a significant issue developing, we may recommend

interceptive treatment. If Phase I treatment is necessary, we'll discuss your options in detail and thoroughly answer any questions you may have. 

Contact Your Marietta & Canton, GA Orthodontic Specialists

Have more questions about interceptive orthodontics or want to schedule your child's first visit? We're here to help. Feel free to reach out to us at our contact page with any questions you have, or use our easy online form to schedule your next appointment at our Canton or Marietta, GA office. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to crafting your child a beautiful, healthy smile!


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