Creating Smiles for Life
Everyone in Tucker and Marietta should have the opportunity to get quality orthodontic care and a beautiful smile.
At Duo Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer a full range of orthodontic care for children, teens, and adults.
Tucker & Marietta | Braces & Invisalign
You can find the latest fixed and removable orthodontic appliances to choose from at
Duo Orthodontics, like:
- Clear aligners
- Clear braces
- Metal braces
Orthodontics for Children
Your orthodontist should address some orthodontic problems between 7 and 10 before your child has all their permanent teeth.
Most of the time, we’ll take a “wait-and-see” approach and periodically re-evaluate your child’s growth and development. This will help us determine the best time for treatment and help stop any problems before they start!
What Is Early Treatment?
Early treatment, or “Phase 1,” may prevent or intercept more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated.
In some cases, Dr. Nick Kim will be able to achieve results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have finished growing.
Choosing the Best Time for Treatment
While the age that kids get braces may vary, orthodontic treatment most often begins between the ages of 9 and 14. Some orthodontic problems are easier to correct if we treat them early.
If Dr. Nick thinks your child will need treatment, he’ll let you know when it will be best to begin treatment. This gives your orthodontist the best chance to:
- Guide jaw growth
- Lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth
- Correct harmful oral habits
- Improve appearance and self-esteem in your child
- Guide permanent teeth into a more favorable position
- Create a more pleasing arrangement of teeth, lips, and face
Orthodontics for Teens
Experienced orthodontists like Dr. Nick can easily recognize spacing, crowding, bite, and alignment issues in this age range. By this time, your teen’s bone and jaw structure are formed enough to allow orthodontic treatment to begin.
Some teens may have even started Phase I treatment earlier and are now following it up with full braces or other orthodontic treatment.
Beyond outward appearances, untreated dental problems can impact your teen’s oral and overall health.
If you notice any of the following issues, we recommend a free consultation at Duo Orthodontics since they could be signs your teen may benefit from orthodontic treatment.
- Early, late, or irregular loss of their baby teeth
- Difficulty with chewing or biting
- Crowding or extra spacing between teeth
- Jaws that shift or make sounds
- Frequent biting of the cheek or the inside of the mouth
- Teeth that meet abnormally or not at all
- Jaws and teeth that are out of proportion to the rest of the face
- Protrusion of teeth
Orthodontics for Adults
Today, adults make up about one in every five Duo Orthodontics patients. Here’s why:
Maintaining Dental Health
Orthodontic treatment can improve the appearance of your smile and the health of your teeth and gums.
By seeking orthodontic treatment at Duo Orthodontics as an adult, you can avoid severe tooth decay, gum and bone loss, irregular wear on the tooth enamel, and TMJ/TMD pain.
Orthodontic treatment with Duo Orthodontics can correct crooked teeth or spaces you’ve been self-conscious about and give you the confidence and pride that comes with straight teeth and a great smile.
Your Teeth Can Shift
Believe it or not, your teeth don’t stop moving after you grow out of your teenage years. Your teeth that looked straight during adolescence may have shifted later in life.
What Are Bad Bites?
Diagnosing and successfully treating certain bite problems can have short-term and long-term benefits.
Problems classified as “bad bites” can often be minimized with the proper orthodontic treatment at Duo Orthodontics, including:
- Crooked or crowded teeth
- Missing or extra teeth
- An overbite or underbite
- Incorrect jaw position
- A disorder of the jaw joint
Benefits of a Straight Smile
Straight teeth that respond well to orthodontic treatment have many benefits, including:
- Being less prone to wear and tear, chipping, and tooth trauma
- Being easier to keep clean, helping to prevent tooth decay and cavities
- Reducing the chances of developing gum disease, which can result in bone loss, decay, and tooth loss
- Improving proper chewing and digestion of food
Start With a Free Consultation
Start your journey towards a healthy new smile today and schedule your free consultation with our expert and friendly orthodontist, Dr. Nick Kim.
Come to Duo Orthodontics and we’ll discuss your options and create an orthodontic treatment plan to meet your unique needs and smile goals.