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How Often Will You Need to Visit the Orthodontist? Marietta, GA
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Most of us know that you should visit the dentist every six months for a cleaning and check-up, but what about the orthodontist?  When and how often are you supposed to visit a braces specialist?

The First Orthodontic Visit

Your child’s first visit to East Cobb Orthodontics in Marietta, GA should be around the age of seven.  While your little one won’t have all of their permanent teeth in yet, we use this time to check to see if their jaws are growing properly.  If needed, we can do provide intervention with braces to correct any abnormalities while your child’s mouth is still growing.

The Second Orthodontic Visit

Most children won’t need us to step in too early; instead, they’ll return for a second check-up once all of their permanent have come in (around the age of 13.) At this point, they will likely be ready to get their braces put on.

While Wearing Braces

Patients wearing traditional braces can expect to see their orthodontist every four to eight weeks. A typical orthodontic treatment can last between 18 and 36 months.

Once Your Treatment Is Over

When braces come off, your child will receive a retainer to prevent their teeth from shifting back where they came from. At this point, you won’t need to return to an orthodontist unless the retainer needs to be replaced or repaired.

Orthodontic Care in Marietta, GA

If you or your child are in need of braces, then come visit the friendly staff of East Cobb Orthodontics.  We look forward to being there throughout your smile transformation. Call today to schedule your orthodontic consultation.

Posted on behalf of Dr. John Iaculli, East Cobb Orthdontics

East Cobb Orthdontics - Marietta Orthodontics
2810 Lassiter Road Marietta, GA 30062

Phone: (770) 993-7118

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My experience with braces was excellent. The staff at East Cobb Orthodontics are all professional and caring people. The facility is clean and bright. The time that was projected was accurate. I highly recommend East Cobb Orthodontics!

Irene B.

Everybody here is always nice and answers any questions I may have. They are very considerate when it comes to treatment because they know how uncomfortable it may be sometimes. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a beautiful smile.

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East Cobb Orthodontics is very modern in their way of approaching orthodontics. They also make sure that you know what they are doing and what they plan on doing in the future.

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Dr I's office is so friendly and fun! My daughter and I got braces together. No matter how many extra visits we needed for poking wires, extra rubber bands or wax, the staff was always very understanding and accommodating. I would recommend Dr I's orthodontics to anyone who wants a beautiful smile and lots of fun along the way!

Laura L.

My experience at East Cobb Orthodontics was a very positive one. Not only was every one of the employees nice and welcoming but they all remember your name and make you feel like you are apart of their family. I would highly recommend them because the service is great and my teeth have never looked better.

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