Early Treatment

Early evaluation by an orthodontist is indicated when the dentist or family detects an early concern. Interceptive treatment may be needed as early as five to eight years old for finger or oral habits, crossbites, overbites, under bites and noticeable crowding. Our practice emphasizes early evaluation and treatment only if indicated to improve oral development during the growth years. When indicated, proactive treatment may reduce the complexity of later teenage orthodontic treatment.

Narrow dental arches with block out anterior tooth.

Upper spacing with upper cuspids (eye teeth) blocked out.

Narrow upper dental arch with blocked out lateral (second anterior) teeth.

Early correction of anterior crossbite(scissor bite) and crowding.