Interceptive Orthodontics

Interceptive orthodontics is the process of identifying
malocclusions (crowded or crooked teeth or bite problems) and
actively intervening to guide the teeth as they emerge into the mouth.
This type of early orthodontic treatment may help prevent more extensive treatment later. Orthodontic problems also are caused by habits such as thumb sucking, fingernail biting or lip biting. We can help coach your child through oral habits that may create orthodontic problems. We also work hand-in-hand with orthodontists (the specialists for diagnosing and treating malocclusions) to help your child achieve the best smile possible.

Space Maintainers

When a baby tooth in the back part of the mouth is lost too early, usually as a result of removal from extensive tooth decay, a space maintainer may be required.A space maintainer will hold the empty space open until the permanenttooth takes its natural position in the child's mouth. Early loss of a baby tooth without a space maintainer results in the remaining baby teeth drifting into the space to fill the gap.Space maintainers prevent this and they often prevent the need for future costly orthodontic treatment.

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