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Elementary School 6 to 11 Years Milton, GA

Elementary School 6 to 11 Years

From ages 6-11, children are developing physically, mentally and emotionally. Part of this development is their smile. During the elementary school years, your child will begin to lose their baby teeth and receive their permanent, adult teeth and smile. Our team at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry in Lawrenceville is here to help you care for that developing smile. We know how important it is for a child’s self-confidence and overall wellness to have healthy, attractive teeth. We have a pediatric dentist and an orthodontist, all under one roof to care for your child’s teeth during these critical dental development years.

Children from ages 6-11 should be seeing a pediatric dentist every six months for checkups. In between visits, they need to be performing daily oral care at home. Parents should be monitoring brushing and flossing to ensure children are correctly cleaning their teeth daily. Our team will help teach kids how to brush and floss and what to expect when their baby teeth begin to loosen, but parents will be the ones to help them on a day-to-day basis. The first baby teeth usually begin to fall out by age six, and the new permanent molars begin to emerge. It is especially important during this developmental time to come in for checkups. Dr. Chong will monitor tooth health and development through exams and x-rays. It is usually recommended that new permanent molars be protected from decay with sealants.

Dental Care for Elementary School Children – First Orthodontic Visit at Age 7

Orthodontic monitoring and care should start early to ensure permanent teeth are developing and emerging in alignment. By age seven, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that kids have their first orthodontic exam. Our orthodontist, Dr. Patel, can perform this vital checkup for your child. He can work with you and Dr. Chong to determine the best plan to care for your child’s smile, all at one location. If your child does need orthodontic treatment in elementary school or later as an adolescent or teen, he or she can have both dental and orthodontic care performed right here at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry in Lawrenceville. We make it easy and convenient to care for your child’s smile and help it develop beautifully as they grow.

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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