A Parent’s Primer on Braces

Braces have helped millions of children have straighter teeth, a properly aligned smile, and better dental health. See if these orthodontic treatments are right for your child.

The Role of an Orthodontist

An orthodontist is a dental specialist who corrects poorly positioned teeth and misaligned jaws with braces or a corrective dental appliance. Orthodontic treatment offers many benefits, including an improved appearance, better dental health, and longer-lasting teeth. Even though braces are typically used on children’s teeth, more and more adults are getting better smiles with orthodontics.

The Time for Treatment

Parents aren’t able to easily tell if their child could benefit from braces or another dental appliance. That’s why the child’s pediatric dentist will usually recommend treatment and refer you to an orthodontist. Children who don’t receive the orthodontic treatment they need have a higher risk of tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss, TMJ syndrome, headaches, shoulder aches, and back pain.

But only an orthodontist can tell if braces or another corrective appliance are right for your child by performing a full dental exam, taking x-rays, and learning your child’s medical history. In general, orthodontic treatment can help individuals correct any of these dental issues:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite
  • Crossbite
  • Overcrowding
  • Tooth misalignment
  • Poorly spaced teeth

Save Your Child’s Smile

An orthodontist can work wonders to improve a person’s appearance, comfort, dental health, and quality of life. To learn whether braces or another corrective appliance could help your child’s smile, talk to their pediatric dentist to see whether it’s time to see an orthodontist.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Atlanta, call Imagix Dental today or make an appointment.

Imagix Dental and its affiliated practices offer affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. Our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. Our practices provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover affordable dentists who truly care.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Dr.Lee is amazing. I had to get 3 teeth removed and each tooth took seconds!!! The longest part was waiting for the nova caine to work. Furthermore, I had 5 fillings done by Dr.Lee. Also, I need more […]
Brandy E.
The staff are extremely helpful and accommodating. Dr. Patel is amazing and Charleesa is very knowledgeable and kind. The office manager explains everything to better help you understand and the […]
Patricia S.
Dr. Lee is amazing and the staff is very friendly.
David E.
The staff was exceptionally friendly and inviting!
Stephanie S.
What an amazing experience I just had at Imagix Northpoint Dental! I have had bad experiences in the past at other dental offices but my experience today was the absolute best! Dr. Thang Nguyen and […]
Gary H.
Just transferred my kids to this office & I’m very impressed with the service received by everyone. Very friendly staff. My daughter has had experiences in the past that make her very nervous […]
Mike-Jennifer C.
These guys are the best! Three implants with them and all of them are wonderful!
Bayo A.
Been going here for about 10 years. The staff & dentists are outstanding. Never had a problem with fillings, cleanings, bridges or any other dental work. You are well advised to make sure that […]
Susan G.
Bahar is one of the experienced professionals and does a thorough and top quality job. Will definitely be back
Christopher P.
Love this place! The staff is always so friendly when I come! Always a great experience!
Megan S.
The friendliest staff and definitely the most professional staff. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit there today.
Randy B.
Another 5-star experience with Sherry, Kira and Dr. Baine! I’ve always hated going to the dentist, but Sherry has the most perfect touch – she is a 10+ Dental Hygienist! : ) and Dr. Baine, well […]
Cheryl C.
I have a fear of the dentist. Even a cleaning was mentally stressful. Thankfully I found Imagix who put me at ease. They are super nice, Explain everything and actually get me to laugh. I highly […]
Paula N.
I called with a dental emergency and they worked me in within 2 hours. Kim and the staff was super encouraging. Very grateful for the quick response and professional treatment.
Steve B.
Very informative and friendly staff. Great with children!
AnonymousZx6
Dr. Larson was incredibly easy-going and made me feel incredibly comfortable during my root canal. Mike was also a pleasure to be around.
Temitope E.
Luis is number one. The best! Dr Lee dealt quickly with an urgent matter and I appreciated his skill and efforts.
Laurie S.
Dr. Delgado is an outstanding dentist, very friendly and professional. The hygienists are amazing, especially Karen. I highly recommend this practice, great dental experience!
MARIA V.
I was very satisfied with staff and service.
Shirley L.
Friendly staff. Excellent and professional services.
Sherry K.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here