Interceptive Orthodontics Provided by Shelby Township Dentist Office
Interceptive orthodontic treatment is the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of orthodontic problems at an early age. This dental treatment is phased as it seeks to improve the dental structure of the children. This treatment helps keep teeth healthy, prevents the loss of teeth, corrects bite issues, and reduces the risk of dental trauma.
Orthodontic treatment can often be highly successful in young children and teens. However, in some instances, it may be beneficial to receive an orthodontic evaluation at an early age.
Why Orthodontics at an Early Age
At age 7, your child’s first permanent molars and incisors will have erupted, which will allow us to properly detect irregular growth patterns. When the jaw is still forming, it is more malleable, making early orthodontics an effective solution for many. Treatment for problems, such as a cross bite or space loss, may require more advanced and more costly correction if approached later.