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Early Treatment

At Engstrom & Hamilton Orthodontics, stunning smiles are our business.
From day one of your treatment, we provide personalized service and
guidance on the journey to your best smile.

COMPREHENSIVE CARE

Drs. Engstrom and Hamilton are highly trained in children’s orthodontics, preventive orthodontic treatment, and dentofacial orthopedics (the guidance of facial development). While Raleigh Family Orthodontics treatment can be beneficial at any age, beginning treatment early ensures a healthy and beautiful smile for life.

WHEN TO BEGIN

Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal age to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment.

“Absolutely love this office and everyone in it! I started working with Dr. Engstrom in February of 2020 and he was very helpful in getting me started on my journey toward what we thought would be jaw surgery. Dr. Hamilton came on while during my treatment and has stepped right in and made himself an expert in my case from day one. Between the two of them I’ve had such amazing results I no longer need the surgery! They’re very open to listening to my concerns and explaining everything to me as we go. The rest of the staff at the office has always been incredible as well. They actually take the time to get to know you and keep up with your life between visits. Always a friendly smile and never make you feel silly for having a million questions. Getting braces as an adult was never something I hoped I would need, but this office has made the experience as wonderful as possible!”

E Rowberg

“Dr. Engstrom and Dr. Hamilton are wonderful orthodontists! Thorough, attentive, great office staff, on time and efficient. Investing in my smile in my adult life (Invisalign) has been money and time well spent, and I’m grateful to have such great orthodontic care. Highly recommend!”

J Tolley

“Dr. Hamilton and staff are WONDERFUL. I was intimidated by the thought of finding the best orthodontist for my son’s needs, and they have made it so easy! They have been thoughtful and conscientious about every single aspect of this experience, from financials to installation to monitoring. All done with care and concern. Thank you!”

C Jeffreys

WHY START EARLY?

Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, our doctors will carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal.
By the age of 7, the first adult molars erupt, establishing the back bite. During this time, front-to-back and side- to-side relationships can be evaluated. For example, the presence of erupting incisors can indicate possible overbite, open bite, crowding or gummy smiles. Timely screening increases the chances for an incredible smile.

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