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When to Schedule Your Child’s First Orthodontic Screening

The American Academy of Orthodontics recommends that all children should receive their first orthodontic screening by the age of 7. The reason for this is that by this age, the first permanent molars have usually come in, and a child’s bite is becoming established. We can also see where adult teeth are developing and get ahead of any issues like impacted teeth or crowding.

This first orthodontic evaluation allows specialists like William R. Kincer in Marietta to identify any potential problems early and take the necessary steps to prevent them from becoming more serious in the future. Early intervention allows for efficient bite correction before your child requires major orthodontic therapy.

At this young age, orthodontic screenings are not necessarily about straightening teeth but rather checking for any underlying issues that could cause problems down the road. For example, orthodontic concerns such as overcrowding or jaw misalignment can often be corrected more easily if they are detected early and intercepted with growth modification techniques.

Early orthodontic treatment can sometimes mean fewer, less invasive, and less expensive treatments later on. By having your child evaluated by an orthodontist around age 7, you are taking a proactive step to ensure your child has a healthy and beautiful smile for life. Oftentimes, this first evaluation is a short checkup, and we will recommend when their next bite evaluation should take place.

Don’t wait! Book your child’s first orthodontic screening with Dr. Kincer today. With convenient hours and a friendly and professional staff, you can be sure your child will receive the best orthodontic care possible. You’ll be glad you took this important step in ensuring your child’s oral health and well-being.

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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