Every smile is unique, and it is important to identify smile issues as early as possible. Our team works with experienced orthodontists in the Upstate when necessary. Dr. Carraway and Dr. Dickert are well trained in detecting bite or smile issues in children before they become major issues. If a child's bite has severe issues, orthodontists are better able to correct the issue while the child is growing than after growth has been completed. Many orthodontists recommend an initial consultation after the first adult tooth has come in around age seven.