Interceptive Ortho

Creating a foundation for great oral health.

3617 Municipal Dr
3617 Municipal Dr

What is Interceptive Orthodontics?

Interceptive orthodontics identifies children's teeth that are coming in crooked or crowded, usually by the age of 7. This is the best time to begin to correct problems such as dental crowding, too much space between teeth, protruding teeth and extra or missing teeth, and sometimes jaw growth problems.

By creating the necessary room for teeth early on, you can significantly reduce or even completely avoid the time and cost necessary for orthodontics later in life.

Does My Child Need Interceptive Orthodontics?

Interceptive orthodontics isn't necessary for every child, but there are a few signs to look for while your child's teeth and jaw develop:

  • Early or delayed loss of baby teeth
  • Poor oral habits such as thumb sucking, cheek biting, mouth breathing, nail-biting and tongue thrusting
  • Teeth and jaw are not proportional to their face
  • Underbite or overbite
  • Difficulty biting and chewing
  • Using a pacifier past the age of 2.5 years old
  • Chronic allergy
  • Complications with airway/breathing

Benefits of Interceptive Orthodontics

  • Identifies issues such as overbite, crowding, spacing, and TMJ, and treats them early
  • Reduces and, in many cases, prevents the need for orthodontic treatment in the future
  • Corrects dental issues and improves the overall quality of health Fast results with fewer dental office appointments
  • Boosts your child's self-esteem by giving him or her an aesthetically pleasing smile
  • Often allows for teeth to align without needing uncomfortable metal wires and brackets 1/2 to 1/3 the cost of traditional braces
  • Can aid children going through speech therapy
  • Reduces the likelihood of your child getting injured in sports or other activities

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