Child Orthodontics

When Should My Child Visit the Orthodontist?

Children should see an orthodontist by the time they turn seven years (7) old to determine if and when they will need treatment. The first permanent molars and incisors usually come in by age seven, enabling us to see if crowding, cross bites, or other problems will be an issue.

Visit our New Patient section to get more information about the consultation process and the appropriate expectations for your first visit. Your child will thank you later on for visiting the orthodontist early in their development: early detection now leads to shorter treatment later!

With early treatment, we can:

  • Eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems
  • Guide jaw growth
  • Correct thumb-sucking
  • Guide incoming permanent teeth
  • Avoid impacted permanent teeth
  • Eliminate the need for permanent tooth extraction
  • Regulate upper and lower arch-width
  • Make space for permanent teeth

If you're concerned about your child's teeth, call us at (478) 333-6601 or Schedule a Free Consultation with Dr. Duval.  Get the Smile You've Always Wanted!

What They Say

My experience with Dr. Duval and his incredible staff has been an enjoyable experience.  After my first few visits, I couldn’t believe how straight my teeth looked!  They made me...

by Steven Purvell - Dublin, GA

I have been a patient of Dr. Duval for a few years and have nothing but the highest praise for him. He is a true visionary. An artist and a master of Orthodontics. His entire staff deeply cares...

by L. Smith - Locust Grove, GA

Dr. Duval is the most caring and gentle orthodontist I've known. From the very beginning, I felt secure in his office because of their genuine concern for my well being. The wonderful staff...

by Janice Gladys - Warner Robins, GA

Dr. Duval and his staff did a great job of explaining all types of adult braces to me.  I'm very pleased with the service I receive as well as the flexible appointment times.

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Duval Orthodontics
110 Tommy Stalnaker Dr, Building B
Warner Robins, GA 31088

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