When to Start
Choosing the optimal time for treatment


1stscreeningbyOrthodontic treatment usually begins between 9 and 14 years of age. Some problems are easier to correct if they’re treated right away. Our doctors, in our Cobb County offices at Powder Springs, Marietta and Acworth can determine if treatment will be needed and can tell you the best time to start. 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
  • Guide permanent teeth into a more favorable position
  • Improve the way the lips meet