Interceptive Orthodontics

By: Durham Orthodontics  07/01/2015
Keywords: Orthodontic Treatment, Child Orthodontics, Teeth Straightening

By the age of 7, the first adult molars erupt, establishing the back bite. During this time, an orthodontist can evaluate front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships. For example, the presence of erupting incisors can indicate possible overbite, open bite, crowding or gummy smiles. Timely screening increases the chances for an incredible smile. What are the advantages of interceptive treatment? Some of the most direct results of interceptive treatment are: Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth Preserving space for unerupted teeth Reducing the need for tooth removal Reducing treatment time with braces

Keywords: Braces For Kids, Child Orthodontics, Kids Braces, Orthodontic Appliances, Orthodontic Dental Braces, Orthodontic Treatment, Teeth Straightening

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