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91 West Wieuca Road NE, Suite 300 Atlanta, Georgia 30342  [map]


Wesley D. Powell, DDS, MS, PC

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

2244 Henderson Mill Road Northeast

Atlanta, Georgia 30345  [map]

Pediatric Orthodontics


In accordance with the American Association of Orthodontists, Dr. Powell, our pediatric dentist in Atlanta GA recommends that children have their first orthodontic evaluation once they reach the age of seven. With early evaluation and diagnosis, children can achieve optimal orthodontic results. Our Pediatric Dentist office is home to a clinic that provides a wide range of orthodontic services and stresses early intervention and prevention.


Orthodontic treatment is available to patients of all ages. Our primary focus is on younger children and teens. Early treatment provides a range of benefits and often means that a patient can avoid surgery or other serious orthodontic complications later in life.


Orthodontic Solutions


Crooked or crowded teeth or a misaligned jaw can be noticed in your child as they grow. These problems may be caused byearly tooth loss, lack of space for erupting teeth, thumb sucking and more. If you notice any of these in your child’s teeth please contact our office for an orthodontic evaluation.


Our office specializes in getting the teeth aligned by using orthodontics appliances that provide solutions to alignment problems. These appliances include brackets, wires, bands, rubber bands, retainers, head gears, and more.


One of the most common solutions offered are braces. These can straighten teeth and correct wrongly positioned bites. Braces, brackets and retainers work by placing pressure to the teeth and jaws, and facilitate movement into the right direction and putting them into the right positions for a healthier and beautiful smile.


Common Emergencies: How to Deal with Them


Once your child has started wearing braces, patterns in his or her diet may change at first, but as soon as your child gets used to it, the normal diet pattern will return. In the course of wearing braces, there are instances when the wires become loose, brackets are detached, and discomfort is experienced. Below are some common orthodontic problems and solutions:


Loose band or bracket

If a band or bracket is still attached to the wire, leave it in place and if it is uncomfortable, place wax on it. If the band comes out completely, save it and bring it into the office.


Loose wire

Try to place the wire back in place with tweezers. If that is not possible, clip the wire with a cuticle clipper behind the last tooth to which it is securely fastened. Always clean the clipper with alcohol and water prior to using.  Visit the dentist as soon as possible for proper fixing and alignment.


Poking wire

Try to push the wire down with a spoon or eraser, if that is not possible, place wax on it or if possible, cut the sharp end with a clean sterilized cuticle clipper.


Loose appliance

If the appliance is sticking or poking, placing wax on it is one solution.  If a band has slipped off a tooth, try to gently but firmly push it back on to the tooth.  Call the office to schedule a time to have the appliance re-cemented by our pediatric dentist in Decatur, GA.



We advise parents to use Ibuprofen (Advil® or Motrin®) or Acetaminophen (Tylenol®) to provide treatment for soreness. If soreness persists, visit the clinic and let the dentist check on it.


Why Choose Our Pediatric Dental Office for your Orthodontic needs?


One advantage of having Dr. Powell for your child’s dental health is that we monitor their growth and development on a regular basis as well as their hygiene and overall gingival health.  Our parents truly appreciate having orthodontic treatment done in our office.  This allows them to coordinate cleaning and check-up visits, and restorative treatments with orthodontic appointments while knowing that our staff is monitoring their children’s oral health throughout the entire process of having braces.


Studies have shown that people who have straight teeth are more likely to smile more. This leads to a greater self-esteem, which may lead to a more fulfilling life. By working with the natural growth, instead of against it, we can prevent problems from becoming worse, and give your child a healthy smile.


Time to step up for a better smile! Ask your questions about our orthodontics services by signing up and logging in here, calling 770-934-5900 or 404-252-5900, or sending an email to


Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Powell is a pediatric dentist, specializing in the treatment and prevention of dental disease, as well as the overall oral health of children. Through extra years of schooling, training, experience, and certification, a pediatric dentist is uniquely qualified to treat the dental needs of infants, children, adolescents and those with special healthcare needs.


Sedation Dentistry

Sedation can range from the use of nitrous oxide to calm a patient to general anesthetics used to put patients to sleep. Patients with dental phobia, low pain tolerance, major dental treatment, physical handicaps or strong gag reflexes may require sedation. Procedures like fillings, crowns, bridges, root canals, extractions, cosmetic procedures and periodontal treatments often require sedation.


Braces for Children and Teens

Pediatric Dental Services

Orthodontic treatment is available to patients of all ages. In accordance with the American Association of Orthodontists, we recommend that children have their first orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. With early evaluation and

diagnosis, children can achieve optimal orthodontic results. Early treatment provides a range of benefits and often means that a patient can avoid surgery or other serious complications.


As a pediatric dental specialist, Dr. Powell is an expert on such services as:

• Children’s oral hygiene and prevention of cavities

• Orthodontics and Braces for children and teens

• Fillings for baby teeth and permanent teeth

• Kids dental sealants

• Athletic mouth guards for kids of all ages

• Treatment of oral habits like thumb, finger or pacifiers

• Emergency dental care for children


© 2017 Dentistry for Children and Teens  •  Dr. Wesley D. Powell

Member: American Academy

of Pediatric Dentistry

Board Certified: American Board

of Pediatric Dentistry