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Early Interceptive
Orthodontic Treatment

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Does Your Child Need Interceptive Treatment?

There are several conditions that may benefit from early interceptive orthodontic treatment. If your child is experiencing any of the following problems, interceptive orthodontics may be right for them:

  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Teeth crowding
  • Teeth misalignment
  • Jaw problems
  • Teeth that erupt too early or too late
  • Protruding teeth

Children who suck their thumbs or use pacifiers for prolonged periods of time may also benefit from early interceptive orthodontic treatment as these habits may cause problems with the teeth and jaw.

The Benefits of Starting Treatment Early

By starting orthodontic treatment early, we may prevent more serious dental problems from developing. It is possible that your child will still need to wear braces or other orthodontic appliances later on, but early interceptive treatment may make this process shorter and less invasive.

In addition, interceptive orthodontic treatment may improve your child’s self-esteem and confidence. Interceptive treatment may also enhance your child’s oral health by making brushing and flossing their teeth easier. This treatment usually starts once the molars have come in, around age six or seven. This allows our expert orthodontists to correct problems while your child’s mouth is still growing and their teeth are relatively easy to move.

Interceptive Treatment at Pearly Whites

If your child is experiencing any problems with their teeth or jaw, early interceptive treatment may be right for them. Our team will be happy to prevent or correct any dental problems your child faces before they become more serious.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We will thoroughly examine your child’s mouth and teeth to determine if interceptive treatment is right for them. We look forward to helping your child achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.

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