At Quest Orthodontics, we are pleased to provide orthodontic treatment with our two-phase treatment in Atlanta, Georgia. Malocclusions, or bad bites, are an element of development that can be identified as early as 2 or 3 years old. Typically, Dr. Arjun Patel can perform treatments that will reduce the need for major orthodontic work in the future. Here is the process for two-phase treatment:

Stage 1: Early treatment– This planning stage in treatment includes ages 2 to 6 years old and is focused on looking for underdeveloped dental arches, the premature loss of primary teeth, and harmful habits such as finger or thumb sucking. Most treatments during this period eliminate the need for future orthodontic and orthopedic care when initiated.

Stage 2: Mixed Dentition– Children ages 6-12 encompass this active area of treatment, having had their permanent incisors or front teeth and 6-year molars erupt. At this time, Quest Orthodontics, will target jaw mal-relationships and dental realignment concerns. This is generally the right time to start treatments as the child’s hard and soft tissues are highly responsive to any orthodontic work.

Please call 470-440-7330 to set up an appointment with our orthodontist. We look forward to caring for your family’s orthodontic needs.