Interceptive Orthodontics

To ensure the best overall dental and facial development, all children should have an orthodontic consultation sometime between the ages of three and seven. Usually, nothing more than observation is needed but if a problem is evident, taking action early (interceptive orthodontics) can spare a lot of treatment and expense down the road.

By age seven the first permanent molars and incisors have usually come in, and crossbites, crowding or protrusions can be evaluated. At this time, we can identify current or anticipated dental problems and determine the best time for treatment.