Interceptive Orthodontics for Children

Interceptive Orthodontics for Children

March 30, 2018 | By Molarbear

Have you noticed your child has a variety of issues involving the growth of their teeth? Molar Bear Pediatric Dentistry offers interceptive orthodontics training. It is an effective way to help children who have overcrowded teeth, a bad bite, or even a tooth that was dislodged too early. Read on to see if your child would benefit from interceptive orthodontics with our dentists at Molar Bear Pediatric Dentistry in Houston, TX.

What’s the Difference Between Interceptive Orthodontics and Regular Orthodontics?

Traditional braces and aligners are used for people at any age. They help to correct misaligned teeth. Interceptive orthodontics works along with the natural growth process of your body. Therefore, it is most effective in children aged 10-14. The goal of interceptive orthodontics is to improve the function and appearance of the teeth and jaws by influencing their growth and development.

What Are the Advantages of Early Treatment with Interceptive Orthodontics?

Interceptive orthodontics offers results that would most likely be impossible to see without some form of deeper procedure such as jaw surgery or tooth extraction. It is vital for children to get orthodontic screenings early in their life to more effectively fix their dental issues.

What Are Some Common Issues That Can Be Treated with Interceptive Orthodontics?

  • Overcrowding
  • Malocclusion or bad bite
  • Prevent the need for tooth extraction

Will Braces Still Be Needed After Interceptive Treatment?

Braces typically will not be needed. If needed after interceptive treatment, it will be for a much shorter time.

Interceptive treatment is the perfect way to help prevent and avoid problems in the future. Our pediatric dentists in Houston recommend bringing your child in for an examination to see if interceptive treatment would benefit them in their early years. Contact our offices today and schedule your child’s next appointment with one of our pediatric dentists.

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