Does your child has overcrowded teeth or a bad bite? Was a tooth dislodged too early? With our interceptive orthodontics training at Molar Bear Pediatric Dentistry, chances are we can help! It used to be that children didn’t start orthodontic treatment until all the permanent teeth had erupted. However, in recent years, interceptive orthodontics has become more prevalent. Our interceptive orthodontic training allows us to take advantage of your child’s developing mouth, preventing issues in the future that may require more prolonged orthodontic treatment.
If your child has lost a tooth too soon, adjacent teeth may shift and become overcrowded, preventing new permanent teeth from erupting properly. A space maintainer is an orthodontic appliance that keeps space open in the mouth to allow permanent teeth to erupt correctly.
Does your child have a crossbite, overcrowded, or impacted teeth? A palatal expander is a custom-made orthodontic device which fits over several teeth. During treatment, the device has expanded, allowing for more space to create in your child’s mouth.
One of the significant advantages of receiving orthodontic treatment at an early age is possibly preventing further complications that would require additional orthodontic treatment later in life. Other benefits may include:
Think your child’s smile may benefit from interceptive orthodontics? Contact Pediatric Dentistry in Houston, TX today! We’d be happy to schedule an interceptive orthodontic appointment for your child. So we can examine their oral health and determine if phase-1 orthodontics may benefit them. Other than in West Houston, services are also available in nearby locations of Bear Creek, Copperfield, Katy, Cypress, Glencairn, Berkshire, Westglen.