Interceptive orthodontics is used to help correct abnormal bite patterns and improve results once the adult teeth emerge. The endgame of early treatment is to get a handle on small problems before they become too big.
Early treatment uses a variety of appliances like retainers, expanders, or partial braces. Procedures for Phase 1 treatment shape and contour the dental arch, creating a better foundation for adult tooth development.
Most children will not need Phase 1 treatment. Those who do will not need to start their Phase 2 for a few years after completing Phase 1. While they are in between Phases, we will regularly monitor their development and make sure they are on the right track.
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There are many reasons why your orthodontist may recommend Phase 1 treatment. During your child’s developing years, their mouth is at its most flexible. Most children do not need Phase 1 treatment. But for those that do, it can help offset the extent of future orthodontic work.
If recommended, early treatment can help address these issues:
The best way to know if your child needs any intervention is to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Many parents are worried about starting early treatment. It’s only natural to be concerned about your little one’s comfort.
The benefits include:
The simple truth is that there are many reasons about how your child will benefit from early treatment. Schedule a consultation to learn more.