Expert Orthodontic Treatment in Griffin & Locust Grove
At Lindsey Orthodontics, our mission is to help each of our patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. Dr. Lindsey and our team of highly trained orthodontic specialists work with every patient on an individual level, designing personalized treatment plans that perfectly suit each patient's unique orthodontic needs. We're proud to treat patients of all ages, including adolescents and adults – but sometimes, it's best to start treatment earlier than you might expect.
Starting Early for a Beautiful Smile
Parents often ask us what the best age for an initial orthodontic evaluation is, and we're always happy to hear this question – asking it shows a proactive approach towards orthodontic health, which is a great strategy for a healthy smile. In keeping with the American Association of Orthodontists, we ask parents to bring their children in for an initial examination at age 7. By this age, the back bite is established, which allows us to spot current problems as well as problems that may develop down the road. While we may not decide to start treatment at this age, evaluating early lets us catch problems before they get too severe and monitor your child's development for the ideal time to start treatment.
Advantages of Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment
In some cases, though, it may be necessary to start treatment earlier than normal. While it's not right for everyone, in certain cases, interceptive orthodontic treatment is the best way for us to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile in the long run. In these instances, interceptive treatment comes with a number of advantages:
- Protecting space for teeth that have not erupted yet
- Influencing jaw growth to promote a healthy, balanced facial structure
- Creating more space in the dental arch to prevent crowding and achieve proper tooth alignment
- Minimizing risk of trauma to protruding teeth
- Preventing tooth extraction later on
- Minimizing the overall necessary treatment time with braces
- Preventing the need for oral surgery later in life
Contact Your McDonough, GA Orthodontist
If you think your child might benefit from orthodontic treatment, are ready to bring them in for their first appointment, or just want to learn more about our office and the treatments we offer, we're always happy to speak with you. We've helped countless patients of all ages throughout the areas of McDonough, Locust Grove, & Griffin, GA achieve a beautiful smile, and we'd be thrilled to do the same for you or your child. Feel free to call us at 678.688.4467 or reach out to us at our contact page with any questions, or if you'd like to get started, you can request your free consultation at either of our offices using our easy online form. We can't wait to hear from you!