Early interceptive orthodontic treatments may play a significant role in your child’s oral health. These treatments may correct various dental problems while your child’s teeth continue to grow and their jaw develops. By starting treatment early, Abra Dental can prevent more serious problems from developing and improve the overall alignment of your child’s teeth.
While some children may have teeth that come in perfectly straight, this is not always the case. Sometimes, teeth may come in crooked, crowded, or with gaps between them. Our team may recommend early interceptive treatment to mitigate the problems associated with misaligned teeth. At Abra Dental, we focus on providing early interceptive treatments to avoid problems such as jaw misalignment, tooth decay, gum disease, and difficulty chewing or speaking.
Who Will Benefit Most From Early Interceptive Treatment?
Children with crowded or gapped teeth, underbites, and jaw irregularities may benefit most from early interceptive treatment. If your child has any of these issues, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Abra Dental so we can properly assess their needs and create a customized treatment plan.
Coming to Abra Dental for your child’s early interceptive treatment provides many benefits, including:
- Keeping your child’s teeth healthy
- Preventing tooth decay or loss
- Correcting jaw irregularities
- Improving your child’s bite
- Reducing the risk of dental trauma
Abra Dental implements a two-phase early interceptive treatment process. Following this process may allow your child to improve the overall alignment of their teeth and enhance their oral health. In addition, sticking to this process may also reduce the amount of time your child needs to wear braces or other orthodontic devices.
Phase 1 orthodontic treatment typically begins when your child is between 6 and 10. During this phase, we focus on correcting any problems that may be present before your child’s adult teeth come in. This phase may involve using palatal expanders, space maintainers, and other devices to guide your child’s teeth into their proper position.
Phase 2 begins when your child’s adult teeth have come in, typically around 11 or 12. During this phase, we will assess how well phase 1 treatment worked and whether your child will need any additional treatments, such as braces. If phase 1 treatment was successful, phase 2 might be shorter and less intensive.
At Abra Dental, we specialize in providing custom early interceptive treatment plans tailored to your child. Through our two-phase treatment process, you can be sure that your child is getting the care they need to maximize their oral health and function. Contact Abra Dental today to schedule a consultation for your child. We look forward to helping them achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.