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Should My Teen See an Orthodontist?

Child Braces Marietta GA

Is your teen asking for braces? Are you starting to notice more and more of their friends in orthodontic appliances? This phase of your child’s development includes eruption of their remaining adult teeth and maturation in their facial anatomy. It might be a good time to see an orthodontist for a consultation, especially if…

They Feel Embarrassed By Their Teeth

Does your teen avoid smiling in photographs or laughing around friends? It might not be because of moods or hormone changes. They could be embarrassed about the way their teeth look, which in turn impacts their self-confidence.

They’re Mouth Breathing All the Time

Mouth breathing can affect jaw growth, tooth placement, TMJ health, and even sleep quality. Sometimes the mouth can’t close together properly because of the way the teeth line up. Through correction of tooth, lip, and tongue placement, breathing can be improved.

You Notice Crowding or Gaps

Premature tooth loss, a small jaw, or early habits like thumb sucking can all contribute to changes in the shape of your child’s mouth. If teeth are misaligned, they’re at a significantly higher risk of cavities and gum disease in the future.

There’s Visible Tooth Wear

Tooth enamel is the hardest structure in the entire human body. If your teen already has flat, worn teeth, it may be due to their bite not lining up properly. Early intervention will protect their tooth integrity for the decades ahead.

Schedule a Screening Today

Dr. Kincer offers transparent information about orthodontic therapy and oral development. If your teen is experiencing any of the above-mentioned symptoms or you have other concerns about their bite, contact our Marietta office to reserve a no-obligation consultation.

Posted on behalf of William R. Kincer, D.M.D., P.C.

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

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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.

    Franny

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