Early/Interceptive Orthodontics

Early/Interceptive Orthodontics: A Proactive Solution for Growing Smiles

At Rivers Edge Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, we understand the importance of providing children with quality dental care that sets them up for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Early/Interceptive Orthodontics is a proactive solution that can help address developing orthodontic issues before they become more severe.

What is Early/Interceptive Orthodontics?

Early/Interceptive Orthodontics is a specialized field of orthodontics that focuses on addressing developing orthodontic issues in children, typically between the ages of 6 and 10. By starting treatment early, we can help guide the growth and development of your child's smile, reducing the risk of more severe orthodontic problems later in life.

What to Expect with Early/Interceptive Orthodontics

The early/interception orthodontic process begins with a comprehensive evaluation of your child's bite and jaw structure. If it is determined that early/interception orthodontics is the best solution for your child's needs, our team will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. This may involve the use of orthodontic appliances to help guide the growth and development of your child's smile.

How to Tell if Your Child May Need Early Orthodontic

Treatment There are a few signs that may indicate that your child may need early orthodontic treatment, including:

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Crowding or spacing between teeth
  • Misaligned or protruding teeth
  • Difficulty biting or chewing
  • Speech difficulties

If you notice any of these symptoms in your child, it's important to schedule a consultation with our team.

Types of Interceptive Orthodontics

There are several types of interceptive orthodontics, including:

  • Space maintainers
  • Habit appliances
  • Functional appliances
  • Palatal expanders

How Will Early Treatment Benefit My Child?

Early orthodontic treatment has several benefits for children, including:

  • Improved bite and jaw function
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Reduced risk of more severe orthodontic problems later in life
  • Aesthetic improvement in the appearance of your child's smile

Cost of Early/Interceptive Orthodontics

The cost of early/interception orthodontics can vary depending on the complexity of your child's case and the length of treatment required. At Rivers Edge Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we believe that everyone deserves access to quality dental care, which is why we offer flexible financing options and accept most insurance plans.

Book Your Consultation Today

Don't wait until it's too late. Contact Rivers Edge Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry today and let us help you get started with Early/Interception Orthodontics for your child. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you determine if this proactive solution is right for your growing smile.

Contact our team today to book a consultation!

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