Interceptive Treatment

Reduce the severity of a developing problem and minimize comprehensive treatment.

What are the benefits?

Early interceptive treatment takes advantage of facial growth and tooth eruption, can lessen the severity of a problem, and it frequently makes the completion of treatment at a later age less time consuming.

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children have their first orthodontic check-up by age 7. This gives you the best head start on identifying problems and is an optimal time to start early intervention if needed.

What can early treatment do for my child?

  • Correct harmful oral habits

  • Improve aesthetics and self-esteem

  • Improve eruption patterns

  • Correct crossbite, tooth grinding, and tooth interference

  • Harmonize width of dental arches

  • Guide jaw growth

  • Enhance proper speech development

  • Lower risk of trauma to protruded front teeth

How do I know if my child needs early interception?

  • Early or late loss of teeth

  • Difficulty in chewing or biting

  • Mouth breathng

  • Finger sucking or other oral habits

  • Crowding, misplaced, or blocked out teeth

  • Jaw that shifts or makes sounds

Now’s the time!

Like many other health issues, early detection is key to finding the best way to address it. If your child hasn’t had their first orthodontic examination, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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