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Why an Orthodontist? Milton, GA

Why an Orthodontist?

While general dentistry can help maintain a healthy smile, when it comes to caring for malocclusions, or misaligned teeth, you need the specialty services of an orthodontist. Orthodontists complete their doctorate in general dentistry, then continue their education into the orthodontic specialty. This requires at least two more years of training to receive their specialty degree in orthodontics. Most orthodontists spend ten years or more in formal education after high school to receive the title of orthodontist.

Orthodontists focus solely on the alignment of the teeth within the jaw. While this is important for a beautiful smile, it is also needed for eating and speaking. Orthodontic treatments can begin for some people when they are children, where others may not seek the services of an orthodontist until adulthood. When it comes to fixing crooked teeth, a poorly aligned bite or other malocclusions, an orthodontist is the medical professional you need to see.

Experienced Orthodontist

At Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry, we are honored to have Dr. Patel as our resident experienced orthodontist. Dr. Patel is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists or AAO, and several other professional associations. Dr. Patel works closely with our pediatric dentist Dr. Chong to make sure all our young patients have a healthy, aligned smile as they grow into adulthood. Of course, Dr. Patel also treats patients of all ages for malocclusion problems, including adults looking to finally get the straight, beautiful smile they have always wanted.

If you have been looking for a caring, experienced orthodontist in the Milton, Alpharetta or Cumming area, contact us today at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry for an appointment with Dr. Patel. We accept several forms of dental insurance and have affordable, flexible payment options.

Our Patients Reviews


Based on 154 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 Demtal 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.