Plan for the future with orthodontic screening for your child at Elite Smiles Dentistry in Chastain.

At Elite Smiles Dentistry, we understand that a healthy, beautiful smile begins early in life. Dr. Powell, with his extensive experience and training in orthodontic growth and development, has treated thousands of children and teens, ensuring they receive the best possible care for their orthodontic needs.

Why Orthodontic Screening Matters

Orthodontic screening is crucial for identifying and addressing potential issues early on. Here are some key reasons why early screening is essential:

  1. Early Detection of Problems: Regular orthodontic evaluations help detect issues such as misaligned teeth, overcrowding, and bite problems at an early stage. Early detection allows for timely intervention, which can simplify treatment and lead to better outcomes.
  2. Guidance on Oral Habits: Oral habits such as thumb-sucking, tongue thrusting, and prolonged use of a pacifier can affect a child’s dental development. During screenings, Dr. Powell and his team can provide guidance and recommend strategies to mitigate these habits.
  3. Preventive Care: Early orthodontic screening enables preventive care that can reduce the severity of future dental problems. Interventions like space maintainers and palatal expanders can guide the growth of the jaw and teeth, minimizing the need for more extensive treatments later on.
  4. Customized Treatment Plans: Every child is unique, and their orthodontic needs vary. Regular screenings ensure that Dr. Powell can create customized treatment plans tailored to each child’s specific needs, optimizing their orthodontic care.

What to Expect During an Orthodontic Screening

During your child’s regular check-up at Elite Smiles Dentistry, Dr. Powell and his staff will conduct a thorough orthodontic evaluation. Here’s what you can expect:

When to Begin Orthodontic Screening

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. By this age, the first adult molars have usually erupted, allowing Dr. Powell to identify potential orthodontic problems early.

The Path to a Healthy Smile

Early orthodontic screening is a proactive step towards ensuring your child’s oral health and a beautiful smile. At Elite Smiles Dentistry, Dr. Powell and his team are dedicated to providing top-notch orthodontic care for your child, guiding them through every stage of their dental development.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an orthodontic screening for your child, please contact us. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to assist you and ensure your child receives the best possible care.

Contact Elite Smiles Chastain Pediatric Dentistry:



91 W Wieuca Rd NE STE 400
Atlanta, GA 30342