The American Association of Orthodontists® recommends a first visit to the orthodontist at age seven. Most children at this age won’t need to begin treatment. The first set of permanent molars have erupted, along with the permanent upper and lower incisors, and an early visit allows our orthodontist, Dr. Gulland, to evaluate the developing teeth and jaws.
Occasionally, we identify problems that need immediate attention. But the vast majority of children this age will enter Gulland’s Gang, our complimentary Growth and Development program.
Gulland’s Gang offers perks just for its young members. Get a treat at each visit, enter contests in our office, receive mail from our staff and enter contests on our social media platforms–just to name a few.
Initial exams are always complimentary. If you would like to schedule an orthodontic consultation for your youngster, or even yourself, call us today at 724-981-3950 or 724-588-2235. We have offices in both Hermitage and Greenville and look forward to seeing you soon.
Gulland Orthodontics treats patients of all ages — children, parents, and even grandparents. A straight, healthy, beautiful smile is within your reach — no matter your age. We offer a number of orthodontic treatments and are happy to help you find the option that matches your personal goals. In addition to traditional metal braces, more discreet options are often available to help you maintain a natural, professional appearance while you straighten your teeth.
During your initial visit with Dr. G, we will review your treatment options and help you choose the one that best fits who you are and what you want out of life.
A straight smile looks great. But even beyond simple aesthetics, properly aligned teeth can also improve your overall health. Orthodontic treatment can help you avoid severe tooth decay, gum and bone loss, TMJ (TMD) pain, and the irregular wear of tooth enamel. To learn more about the benefits of orthodontic treatment at any age, please call or visit us today.
We look forward to helping you achieve a straighter, healthier smile!
At Gulland Orthodontics, the safety of our patients, their families, our orthodontist, and our staff is a top priority. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, our office employed the services of Jackie Dorst, a leading OSHA consultant, to ensure our policies and procedures met or exceeded all OSHA and CDC guidelines.
We use top-grade disinfectants to thoroughly clean all surfaces between patients. All of our instruments are either disposable, one-time-use items or are sterilized in our autoclaves, which are tested weekly by a third-party company. We have closed water systems at all exam chairs that are rigorously cleaned, maintained, and tested by a third-party company. Our staff is always committed to giving you the best care, which includes wearing the appropriate PPE and safety equipment at all times.
For all of our patients, if something ever goes wrong we are just a phone call away and will do whatever it takes to make sure your issue is fixed as quickly as possible. Our team is your team, from your first interaction on.