The American Association of Orthodontists recommends your child’s first visit to the orthodontist to take place when an orthodontic problem is first detected. For a jaw growth problem or tooth problem, it might be necessary for this first visit to take place as early as age 5 or 6. At age 7 whether an orthodontic problem is detected or not, a child should visit an orthodontist for a check-up. This may surprise you since orthodontics is usually associated with adolescence. Treatment may not start at this time, but it is important to ensure that your child receives the maximum dental health.
Your child may need an orthodontic examination if any of the following warning signs are present:
- Difficulty in chewing
- Grinding of the teeth, especially at night
- Mouth breathing
- Finger sucking or other oral habits
- Crowding, misplaced or blocked teeth
- Jaw Shifting or clicking
Treatment for All Ages
Rogers and Andrews Orthodontics provide orthodontic care for everyone from children to senior citizens. Whatever your orthodontic needs may be, we are here to help you achieve them. We want you to know it is never too late to achieve that perfect smile. We currently have patients from ages 5 to 73.
Visit our Patient Forms page to print out your new patient forms and bring them with you to your appointment.
We offer an initial exam to you at no charge!
This evaluation will help determine your orthodontic treatment, and financial arrangements will be made at this visit. We accept a variety of insurance plans, including Delta Dental and most other insurances, so please bring your insurance card. Our office has flexible financial arrangements to suit your individual needs. Call our office at (706) 733-1182 to speak to one of our friendly staff members who will assist you in scheduling this complimentary initial examination.