Early Treatment

“Early” treatment, also called “interceptive” treatment, means treatment that is performed while some baby teeth are still present.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children receive an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. … You probably know that it’s never too late to begin orthodontic treatment — but when it comes to your youngster’s teeth, did you know that earlier may be better. Early interceptive treatment, referred to as Phase I, is performed before all of the permanent teeth have erupted—often between the ages of 7 and 10. Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Early treatment can also potentially address some issues with the jaw and bite, such as protruding front teeth and cross bites, with certain types of orthodontic appliances. If you have received a referral from your child’s general dentist, please contact our office to schedule your initial consultation. Here, we will look into why your dentist referred you to our office and decide when is the best time to start treatment in our office!