Early Orthodontic Treatment in Central Ohio

Curious to see if your child needs early orthodontic treatment? Connect with the experts at Carmen Orthodontics to see if they need interceptive orthodontic treatment. Schedule an appointment today!

What is Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment?

Interceptive orthodontics, also called phase one orthodontic treatment, early orthodontic treatment, or interceptive treatment, typically begins when a child still has most of their baby teeth. Phase 1 orthodontics aims to address developing orthodontic issues in children aged 7-10, intercepting any problems before they worsen or become more challenging to treat. The treatment can prevent minor alignment issues from turning into more severe complications and can tackle major issues such as crossbites, underbites, open bites, or underlying skeletal problems. Orthodontics for kids reduces the risk of more complex treatments or surgery later on and can even decrease the need for permanent tooth extraction.

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Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment

Early orthodontic treatment provides numerous benefits to your child, from improving their self-esteem and confidence by providing them with a beautiful, healthy smile to helping prevent future dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and jaw problems. This is because interceptive orthodontics focuses on identifying and addressing dental issues as early as possible, which can lead to a more efficient and effective treatment process.

By monitoring your child’s dental development and making adjustments when necessary, Dr. Carmen can help guide their teeth and jaw into proper alignment to prevent future dental problems. This can include: 

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If left untreated, malocclusions and premature loss of baby teeth can result in costly complications as your child grows. Early orthodontic treatment can help prevent these complex problems from occurring and help your child enjoy a more confident and beautiful smile. 

What Problems Does Early Treatment Address?

Interceptive orthodontics can effectively fix a variety of dental problems, including:

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Is Your Child a Candidate for Interceptive Orthodontics?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children visit an orthodontist by the age of seven. While early orthodontic treatment is not necessary for most children, a consultation can help prevent future problems. Schedule a complimentary appointment to have your child’s teeth examined and determine if kids orthodontics can benefit them!

Start Early Orthodontic Treatment at Carmen Orthodontics Today!

Although interceptive treatment is not necessary for all children, it can help establish a healthier and happier smile. Contact Carmen Orthodontics to determine if your child needs early orthodontic treatment. Our world-class phase-one orthodontic treatment is always provided in a fun, family-friendly environment. Schedule a complimentary consultation today!