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At What Age Should a Child Have an Orthodontic Evaluation?

Evaluating a Kids Teeth

Is it time for your child to see an orthodontist? General dentists, pediatric dentists, and orthodontists all agree children should have an orthodontic evaluation by around the age of 7.

Why age 7? Because at this point in your child’s oral development, they’ll have a combination of both primary (baby) and permanent (adult) teeth. Since we can see where teeth are coming out and growing in, we’re better able to evaluate the placement and alignment in their developing adult smile.

Early evaluations make it possible for Dr. Kincer to intercept developmental issues through modified growth techniques. For instance, if your child loses a tooth too early, we can create extra space in that area so that the permanent tooth doesn’t become impacted. Or if they have a narrow arch, we can help widen it as their mouth grows to create room for larger adult teeth.

Since early intervention helps your child’s smile develop in a healthier manner, early orthodontic screenings actually lessen your child’s likelihood of needing major orthodontic treatment later on. We can potentially encourage a healthier growth pattern while they’re still young. Then once all of their adult teeth have erupted, Dr. Kincer can fine-tune their tooth placement with Phase II braces.

Is your child about to turn 7? Are they already 8 or 9 years old (or older)? Contact William R. Kincer – Orthodontist today to reserve an evaluation. No referrals are necessary! If your child does need treatment, we’ll present a clear-cut plan on how to help them enjoy a healthy, straight smile for years to come.

Call now to request an appointment.

Posted on behalf of William R. Kincer Practice Limited to Orthodontics

44 Old Hamilton Road
Marietta, Georgia 30064

Phone: (770) 424-5280

Monday – Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Our Patient Reviews

William R. Kincer, D.M.D., P.C.

5.0/ 5.0

Based on 19 reviews

  • We are beyond thankful for Dr. Kincer and his team!! Dr. Kincer is one of the most honest and conservative Orthodontist, which is a VERY rare find in the industry. We moved to south Florida about halfway through our treatment of 18 months and did not switch orthodontists; that’s how much Dr. Kincer means to us! Our daughter’s smile is absolutely beautiful!!

    Lindsay D
  • Dr. Kincer is the BEST at what he does!!! Both of my girls have been under Dr. Kincer's care, with exceptional results. They both began treatment at age 8, because of their tiny mouths that required Phase I and Phase II treatments. As a result of his recommended treatment plan, our girls will have exceptional teeth for life. Our family is incredibly thankful for Dr. Kincer's meticulous care that resulted in BEAUTIFUL smiles!!!

    Jen B
  • Dr. Kincer is the best. I am almost a year into my treatment and i have nothing but great things to say. He is so kind and his team is amazing. They are simply amazing and truly care for what their customers need and what their teeth need. I highly recommend Doctor Kincer to anyone looking for orthodontics.

    Jennie H
  • Excellent orthodontist. Invisalign was the best money I ever spent on myself. Dr. Kincer is meticulous, thorough, has attention to detail, and fixed my flared teeth. Everyone is always complimenting my smile. He is always timely, professional, and his support staff (Jennifer and Lynn) are really caring. He is able to shave down teeth to make them aesthetically fit my smile and proportions. Dr. Kincer and Lynn really make sure their patients are comfortable-- especially when it comes down to removing attachments for invisalign and IPR, when your teeth are already sensitive. I recommended him to my brother and little cousin for orthodontic work and for their retainers :)

    Kimberly T
  • After having my braces off for 12 years. I go in today to see my little sister get her braces off, and Dr. Kincer readjusted my Old retainers to fit again!! He is a great orthodontist!

    Brittany B
  • Our family has been using Dr. Kincer for the past 10 years. Our oldest daughter has had amazing transformations with her treatment and our second is shaping up to do the same. Couldn't ask for a better, more friendly place.

    Shannon R
  • This is our fifth year and second kid with Dr. Kincer. Love him and his staff! Would recommend them to anyone!

    Jill T
  • Both my kids have beautiful, straight teeth because of Dr. Kincer's work. He takes great care to work with every aspect of getting braces.


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