To the Weaver Orthodontics Family,

We will be available this week, March 23 to March 27 to see “essential”appointments only as directed by Governor Kemp and our state dental board. They are recommending this type of schedule for the next two to three weeks, so we will be hard at work this week contacting those patients scheduled the week of March 30th to a later date. We are so fortunate that most orthodontic appointments can be rescheduled to a later date without any delay in overall treatment time. I am available at any time with questions or concerns. If after hours, please contact me or one of our staff for further instructions at (912) 264-6890.

All the best,

Dr. Weaver

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Adolescent Treatment

Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment, and for good reasons. By 12, most if not all of the permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems will hardly ever correct themselves, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment. This is also a good time for orthodontic treatment because many negative associations of braces are not present. Many children in this age range undergo orthodontic treatment, and children are very often able to be convinced to wear braces because they see their friends wearing them, too, and want to fit in. Besides the benefits of fitting in with their friends, children at this age are growing rapidly, and orthodontists can usually take advantage of these growth spurts to help shape the bite and teeth correctly. And children at this age have high metabolisms, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment. You are welcome to call or visit Weaver Orthodontics to learn if your child could benefit from Adolescent Orthodontic Treatment from Dr. John K. Weaver in Brunswick or Jesup Ga.