Skip to content

Orthodontics in LaGrange, GA

Regardless of what type of orthodontic treatment you need, our dentist has the training, experience, and treatment options to make sure you get your best smile.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic appliances are used to help move teeth, retrain muscles, and affect the growth of the jaws. There are many different types of appliances, both fixed and removable, which are used depending on the condition to be treated and the professional opinion of your dentist. These specialized appliances work by placing gentle pressure on the teeth and jaws. Your dentist will determine which treatment approach will likely be most effective for your specific condition.

What Is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on correcting teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Teeth that are not in the right place or crooked may also detract from one’s appearance, confidence, and health. Crooked teeth and teeth that fit together improperly can be more difficult to keep clean, putting them at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease. They may also cause extra stress on the muscles used for chewing which can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome, and even neck, shoulder, and back pain.

The Different Types of Orthodontics

  • Braces
  • Invisalign®
  • Clear Correct™
  • Simpli5™
  • Six Month Smiles®

What’s the Best Age to Visit for Orthodontics?

The best age to take a child to visit is age 7. That is the age when children begin to lose baby teeth that are being replaced by permanent teeth. This causes the disparity in the size and shape of the teeth. The dentist can evaluate the child and determine if future orthodontic care will be necessary.

For help with deciding which type of orthodontic treatment is right for you, LaGrange residents can contact Patricia Salter, DMD at Choice One Dental Care®.