Athens dentist offers orthodontics for pediatric patients
Posted by Dr. Anita Mathew
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics repositions teeth for better alignment of the bite and dental arch. Orthodontics may be done solely for cosmetic purposes, or to balance the bite. Poor bite alignment, such as:
can cause unwanted wear and tear on teeth, including removal of natural tooth enamel. Orthodontics addresses these issues for a healthier, better functioning smile.
What types of orthodontics are available?
At Athens TLC Dental, Dr. Anita Mathew and her team provide two types of orthodontics – traditional braces (brackets and wires), as well as Invisalign orthodontics (clear aligner therapy). Children may benefit from either of these. However, compliance is vitally important with Invisalign, so we recommend it for teens. They are more apt to keep the removable aligners in place for the required 20 hours daily. Younger children benefit more from traditional orthodontics, which is better suited for pediatric dental care.
Financing options for orthodontics
Parents are often concerned about how to afford treatment for their children. Dr. Mathew accepts many dental insurance plans and provides financing options including monthly payments or arranged financing with the CareCredit card. CareCredit offers no-interest financing for families interested in dental care that may otherwise be unattainable if paid in full at time of service.
Orthodontics for children
Pediatric orthodontics is just one of several services provided for children at Athens TLC Dental, located at 1000 Hawthorne Avenue, Suite R. Dr. Mathew is committed to helping patients of all ages with their dental care needs. Her friendly front office staff can be reached at (706) 510-1515 to schedule an appointment. These dedicated professionals are ready to assist with a wide range of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry solutions.
Pediatric orthodontics no longer requires area patients to visit a specialist outside of their traditional dental team at Athens TLC Dental. (706) 510-1515
"I have always been very nervous about dental appointments, but Dr. Mathew and her team were so gentle and caring, that by the end of my appointment I was laughing and having fun. I told my friends, I never had so much fun at a Dental appointment before and they wanted to see who this Dentist is. So I brought my friend with me on my next visit and he got to see how Dr. Mathew and her team go the extra mile to make it a caring and fun filled atmosphere. "