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On behalf of Coastal Carolina Orthodontics, we would like to welcome you to our practice’s official blog!

From traditional orthodontic treatments like metal braces and clear braces to more modern appliances like Invisalign, Damon Braces, and the SPEED System, our skilled doctors and team of orthodontic professionals offer exceptional, compassionate care to children, teens, and adults at every turn.

With three convenient locations in Morehead City, Havelock, and Jacksonville, NC, our practice is proud to be the trusted local orthodontist of many different communities across North Carolina. No matter where you’re from, our orthodontic office can provide you with the right treatment to reach the beautiful, more confident smile you’ve always wanted.

Learn more about our adolescent treatment and adult treatment options, Invisalign, and other oral and dental topics by checking out our latest blog posts. Or, contact Coastal Carolina Orthodontics today. We would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have about getting started with one of our orthodontists!

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The Background & Benefits of Early Treatment

by Coastal Carolina Orthodontics on Thursday, September 24, 2015 11:00 AM

At Coastal Carolina Orthodontics, nothing makes us happier than perfecting a smile, and sometimes that process needs to begin early on in a patient's life.

Our Orthodontists are proud to help younger patients with their early orthodontic treatment in order to best detect and prevent problems before they develop.

When & Why

One of the most common questions our team at Coastal Carolina Orthodontics hears is: “When should my child begin seeing an orthodontist?” Our team loves this question, as it shows that parents are thinking ahead about the future dental health of their children – a mindset crucial to obtaining a long lasting, healthy smile.

Along with the American Association of Orthodontists, the teams at our Jacksonville, Morehead City, and Havelock, NC offices recommend that parents bring their children in to see us by age seven. For, while we may not need to start treatment at this time, by age seven a child’s backbite has been established, which allows your orthodontist to spot any current or potential issues and determine the best time to take action against them.

If immediate interceptive treatment is necessary, we can work on it right away. This early intervention will aid us in stopping major problems before they progress in severity, and permit us to take advantage of the malleability of your child's mouth to expedite treatment.

Your Child's First Visit

During your child's initial exam, your orthodontist will perform a thorough orthodontic evaluation, identifying any current or developing problems such as: open bite, deep bite, crowding, or crossbites.  If problems are severe, or the doctor spots a significant issue that might hinder proper development, we may recommend interceptive treatment.

Schedule Now

At Coastal Carolina Orthodontics, our number one priority is helping our patients achieve the healthy, beautiful smiles they deserve.  And, evaluating a patient early is the best way to achieve this.

If you have any questions about early treatment, or want to schedule your child's first visit, contact either our Jacksonville, Morehead City, or Havelock, NC office today. We look forward to hearing from you, and helping improve your child’s smile.


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