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Your Child’s First Ortho Visit: What to Expect Milton, GA
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If you are seeing an orthodontist with your child for the first time, it is likely because your dentist has detected some areas of concern or potential concern. These are issues that may impact the appearance of your child’s smile or the way your their teeth fit together (bite). This initial visit with an orthodontist doesn’t mean you’ll walk away with braces. In fact, it could be several years before your child is in braces. What this consult does do, however, is allow a trained orthodontist to evaluate your child’s mouth and develop an appropriate plan of action based on a thorough discussion of treatment options.

In most cases, your first visit will be brief, or about 30 minutes. Your child will likely go back for a set of x-rays so that the orthodontist as the most current understanding of what is happening inside your child’s mouth with the teeth that are already there as well as any that are yet to emerge.

Most of the time will be spent talking. You and your child will meet with the orthodontist or a staff representative to discuss basic orthodontic treatment and what it may mean for your child specifically. Every case is unique! You can expect to get answers to the following questions during this visit:

  • Is there a condition that orthodontics can address?
  • Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed until appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
  • What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
  • Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

How can we make your first visit more comfortable at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry? While your first consultation will primarily consist of a discussion of treatment options, time frames and financial arrangements, we encourage our young patients and their parents to ask us about any other concerns you may have regarding orthodontic treatment at our Milton office.
We realize orthodontic treatment is a notable investment of time and money, and the final smile straightening results are extremely important.

Posted on behalf of Georgia Orthodontics & Children's Dentistry

13075 Hwy 9, Suite 110
Milton, GA 30004

Phone: (770) 521-2100

Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Our Patients Reviews

I was skeptical about going back into braces. Since this was my second round, I wanted something fast and affordable. I met with Dr. Patel and he was fantastic! He gave me different options, he was very detailed and he answered all my questions.

Karem M.

Dr. Patel is a gem of a person. My daughter is getting braces dine and dr. and staff make sure my daughter is comfortable with the treatment. Dr. Patel explains entire process patiently and gives time to answer any question we may have. Our experience is great and I strongly refer Dr. Patel for yours or your kid's orthodontics needs...

Dipal G.

Highly recommend Milton Dental Specialists!! They were so sweet to my daughter and took extra time and effort to make her enjoy her experience and be comfortable! As a parent this is much appreciated! My daughter left smiling and excited to have her teeth cleaned. Thank you Dr. Chong and Renal!

Natalie M.

An inviting waiting room with the front desk staff greeting me with a smile. Staff was very educated answering as many questions as possible since it was my first consultation for orthodontic help. Dr. Patel was VERY personable giving me all of the options for a plan of action the crowding of my teeth, and gave me all the information (time length, issues to be concerned with, financial differences) to help me choose the best plan for me. His details helped me to feel very comfortable with having to get braces as a female post 25+ years. I definitely recommend him as an orthodontist in the Milton/ North Atlanta area if you are looking for one. Best thing is that the first consultation was absolutely free!

Arti D.

Wow!!! What a great experience with Dr. Chong and Patel and their team at MDS. I was hesistant to send my kids to anyone but Dr. Chong just made my youngest feel so at ease that I knew this was the right place . And I’m now considering seeing Dr. Patel to finally get my teeth straightened after years of being apprehensive about my apprearance . Thanks to everyone at MDS

Jagdeep S.

Very happy with Milton Dental Specialists. Having a dentist and orthodontist in one location makes dental exams easy while wearing braces. They have great hours and are very accommodating for kids in school who don’t want to miss school for orthodontic or dental work. Very happy with both the dentist and orthodontist.

Christy D.
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