When To See An Orthodontist

When To See An Orthdontist
Posted on 03/05/2019

Almost everyone knows that the orthodontist is where to go if you want to correct your smile with braces or Invisalign. But are there other times you need to visit your Griffin & Locust Grove orthodontist for issues that may come up, and what are those issues? Here at Lindsey Orthodontics, we are committed to the health of your smile, and that’s why we strive to educate our patients so that they are armed with knowledge when it comes to taking care of their oral health. Let’s take a look at when you should see an orthodontist.

Concerns Regarding Your Smile’s Alignment

In general, you should make an appointment to see your Locust Grove and Griffin orthodontist whenever you have a concern regarding the spacing or alignment of your jaws, teeth, and mouth. There are also some specific concerns that you definitely shouldn’t ignore, including:

  • You are having trouble chewing, speaking, or yawning
  • You find it difficult to close your lips properly
  • Your teeth are severely crooked or tightly crowded
  • You frequently grind your teeth
  • You frequently clench your jaw
  • You unintentionally breathe through your mouth
  • You bite the roof of your mouth, or the insides of your cheeks when eating
  • Your jaw changes position frequently or makes a noise as it moves
  • Your facial features are disproportionate to each other due to your smile’s alignment

When Should Your Child See An Orthodontist?

Dr. Lindsey and his dedicated staff, in keeping with the advice of the American Academy of Orthodontics, recommend that children should receive their first orthodontic evaluation by age seven. As your Griffin orthodontist, we provide these screenings to comprehensively evaluate the development of your child’s smile at a young age. Early orthodontics for children is done when the back bite is already established, but before the jaws have fully developed and the permanent teeth have erupted. Children receive the following benefits:

  • Correct positioning for permanent tooth eruption
  • Proper jaw development, lip closure, and speech development
  • Reduced risk of trauma from protruding teeth
  • Helps avoid tooth removal (extraction)
  • Boosted confidence & satisfaction with appearance
  • Shorter and much simpler overall treatment

Transform Your Smile With Invisalign or Damon Braces!

As an adult, you may feel that you are too old for orthodontic treatment such as Locust Grove Invisalign or Damon braces. However, it’s never too late to transform your smile—in fact, more and more adults are discovering how modern and advanced treatments perfectly fit their unique needs and lifestyles. Damon braces of today are more compact and slimmer than in the past, and with treatments like Invisalign, adults can get a brand new smile without anyone ever noticing! If you are self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth, or dream of what it would be like to have a gorgeous smile, we encourage you to visit your Locust Grove orthodontist for adult treatment! We’d be thrilled to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

Book A Free Consultation With Your Griffin Orthodontist Today!

At Lindsey Orthodontics, we are dedicated to providing expert orthodontic care to patients of all ages throughout Locust Grove, Griffin, and the surrounding areas. Whether you need treatment for you or your child, book a free consultation today and get started on the path toward a healthy and perfectly aligned smile. If you have any questions regarding our practice, our treatments, or anything related to orthodontics, we welcome you to contact us. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Lindsey Orthodontics

  • Griffin Office - 120 W. College St., Suite A, Griffin, GA 30224 Phone: 770-228-1223
  • Locust Grove Office - 4600 Bill Gardner Pkwy, Suite 100, Locust Grove, GA 30248 Phone: 770-914-7994

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