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A Smile 4U

Dentists located in Cartersville, Dalton, East Point, Hiram, and Decatur, GA, and Oxford, MI

When permanent teeth come through, they can cause overcrowding or spacing issues. And your jaw structure can cause development problems too. While aesthetically, your smile may look less than perfect, these types of irregularities can also affect your mouth function and oral health. The experienced team at A Smile 4 U uses innovative orthodontic technologies to correct dental misalignment, giving you a beautiful smile. A Smile 4 U has locations in Cartersville, Dalton, East Point, Hiram, and Decatur, Georgia, and Oxford, Mississippi. Call your nearest office today or book an appointment online.

Orthodontics Q & A

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics focuses on treating oral irregularities, such as misaligned teeth, jaw, and bite patterns. While orthodontics is best known for its end results — beautiful, straight teeth — perhaps its more important purpose is to improve mouth function and oral health and help correct speech impediments.

The A Smile 4 U team's mission is to deliver healthy, happy smiles to everyone. Find out how they can help you.

How do I know if my child needs orthodontics?

You typically won't know if your child needs orthodontics until they turn seven or once their front upper teeth have come through. You shouldn't wait any later than this for your child to have an orthodontics screening; early diagnosis allows your provider to start inceptive treatment such as tooth extraction in preparation for orthodontics treatment when they turn 10. 

A child's tooth development can affect their oral health for the rest of their life. Many children require metal or clear ceramic braces to help with teeth alignment. Get peace of mind that your child is in good hands when you partner with the team at A Smile 4 U.

Can adults have orthodontics?

You can have orthodontic treatment at any age. You may decide you've had enough of an imperfect smile, or tooth loss may cause your teeth to move out of place. Whatever the reason, speak to your provider at A Smile 4 U about your options. The team offers braces, aligners, and other straightening devices to help you achieve a smile you can't wait to show off.

What should I expect from an orthodontics treatment?

Your provider at A Smile 4 U uses X-rays, dental impressions, and photographs to determine the best treatment plan for you. Orthodontics effectively treats a range of jaw irregularities, including:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Overcrowding
  • Spacing issues

Depending on what type of work you need and the level of correction required, your treatment can take between six months and two years or longer. 

Your provider likely won't give you an estimated treatment length, as this could change depending on how your teeth respond. But what they can do is show you a representation of what your smile will look like by the time your treatment ends.

Orthodontics can give you a healthy, beautiful smile. Find out more or schedule a consultation at your nearest A Smile 4 U location today. Call or book an appointment online.