What is early orthodontic treatment and why my child might need early treatment?
“Early” treatment, also called “interceptive” treatment, means treatment that is performed while some baby teeth are still present. Early orthodontic treatment is a great way to spot any problems within your child's developing mouth and treat them before they turn into life long problems. Sometimes catching orthodontic problems early can save your child from potential jaw surgery in the future.
At Seton Smiles, our dentists implement many progressive treatments for patients as early as age five which provide significant benefits, especially when jaw irregularities are present. Early diagnosis and treatment can help guide facial growth and tooth eruption, preventing irregularities from worsening.