Can you believe it is already October? The leaves are falling and tea is brewing! Not only is October the perfect month between summer and winter, it is also National Orthodontic Health Month! As orthodontists, we take every opportunity we can find to brag on the importance of orthodontic treatment. Whether you’re in the middle of your orthodontic journey or you have not started it yet, keep reading to learn about why orthodontic care is very important!

When to See Your Orthodontist 

American Academy of Orthodontics recommends that children should start to see an orthodontist by age 7. That’s right, age 7! That doesn’t mean your child at the age of 7 will get braces on but it means they should be seen by an orthodontist, like Dr. Jay Harris, to see what kind of orthodontic treatment they may need in the future. It is important to bring your child in that early because our team can help identify any potential orthodontic problems your child may have. If Dr. Jay Harris and our team find anything possible issues, we will create a custom treatment plan to try and prevent the issue before they arrive! Waiting too long for orthodontic care will mean longer and more expensive treatment in the long run. No one wants that!

Myths about Orthodontic Care

There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to orthodontic treatment. We want to help you identify those myths and bust them for you!
  • Treatment is NOT strictly braces only. We offer a wide variety of treatments including braces, Invisalign®, orthodontic surgery, and more! Everyone’s needs are different so we customize our treatment options specific to you.
  • Treatment is NOT only cosmetic. Some people do not understand is that misaligned teeth can cause serious health issues that impact your chewing, swallowing, nutrition, and speech. Misaligned teeth will also lead to a higher risk of tooth decay. It can also cause migraines or headaches that won’t go away!
  • Treatment is NOT only for kids. Adults deserve beautiful smiles too! As we age, our teeth shift. We want to be there for you when it does. Our team continues to help adults feel and look good with their beautiful smiles.
Dr. Jay Harris encourages patients to call with any questions regarding these myths. We would love to answer your questions and talk about how we can help you obtain the happy and healthy smile you are looking for!

Now Accepting New Patients

Start your orthodontic journey today with Jay Harris Orthodontics in Columbus, GA. We are now accepting new patients and we would love to meet you and your family. You can schedule your first appointment here or by calling the office at (706) 324-5627.