Sensational Smiles Orthodontics is also focused on helping children who are showing early signs of significant orthodontic problems. Certain orthodontic problems, especially those involving growth or thumb-finger habits, should be addressed as early as possible. The goal for early treatment is to reduce the need for future orthodontics, or at a minimum, encourage a better growth pattern for the future. There are many different oral appliances and treatment modalities to help address the underlying problems that cause children to have severe misalignment or bite problems. To learn more about how interceptive orthodontics in Ripon, WI work, read below or reach out to our friendly staff.
Interceptive orthodontics, also commonly referred to as Phase 1 Orthodontics, is a treatment plan that is created for children who do not yet have all of their permanent teeth. Typically, the child is between the ages of six and 10 years old. It is usually recommended for children who have moderate to severe orthodontic issues occurring early in their development. Dr. Fran conducts a thorough examination of the teeth, oral cavity, and facial structure to help determine the severity of the problem. Then a customized treatment plan is created to target the issues before they require more significant intervention.
Here are some signs that your child can benefit from interceptive orthodontics:
Interceptive treatment can include several different therapies, depending on your child’s specific orthodontic needs. Some of the ones that we may suggest include: