Early Orthodontic Treatment


Orthodontic treatment in young children is known as interceptive orthodontics, and it can begin as early as age 6 or 7. At this age, teeth are still developing and the jaw is still growing. That means certain conditions, such as crowding, may be easier to address.

It is important to note that early treatment does not apply to all orthodontic problems; however, it may help in certain cases. Two conditions that require early intervention are crossbites and protruding front teeth. A crossbite can cause the jaws to grow unevenly. Front teeth that stick out may be fractured or injured in an accident, such as a fall.

Related News

Read all news
Eating Disorders Wreak Havoc on Teeth and Gums

What parents and teens need to know about eating disorders and how they affect teeth and gums.

Read more
Smoking causes gum disease, oral cancer, and more

Tobacco is a detriment to your teeth, gums, and mouth. Learn more the effects of smoking on your dental health and the dental health of your child.

Read more

Find Us

Request an Appointment