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Primary School 6-11 years Milton, GA

Primary School 6 to 11 Years

The formative years when a child is in primary school is important both to their mental, physical and dental development. At Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry, we know how vital it is to a child’s health and appearance to have strong, beautiful teeth. Our pediatric dentist Dr. Chong and our orthodontist Dr. Patel are both specialists that can monitor and treat your child’s teeth during those primary school years of ages six to eleven.

Along with continuing dental exams every six months, children ages 6-11 need to begin building their own personal dental hygiene habits. We encourage parents to guide their children in the correct brushing and flossing techniques, while we monitor their dental health. Once the child’s first permanent molars erupt, it can be beneficial to have a panoramic radiograph of the teeth and jaw to evaluate the formation of the molars and other permanent teeth. These x-rays can help identify any cross bite or misalignment issues that may need to be treated.

Dental Care for Elementary School Children

At Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry, we follow the recommendations of the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO), of which Dr. Patel is a member in good standing. The AAO recommends that children have their first comprehensive orthodontic exam by the age of seven to plan for any preventive or corrective treatments needed. The exam includes measuring the arch and a registration of their bite, along with an orthodontic study of their panoramic radiograph. This first exam is then followed by a treatment recommendation if there are any orthodontic concerns for the child.

Both Dr. Chong and Dr. Patel at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry are committed to providing the absolute best pediatric dental and orthodontic care for your elementary school age child. Having both specialists under one roof makes it easier to coordinate your child’s dental care to ensure they receive all the medical treatment they need for a beautiful, healthy smile as they enter their teen years. Contact our office to schedule an appointment for your child.

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.