The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that an orthodontist evaluate a child by age seven, to determine whether Interceptive orthodontics is necessary for a child’s oral and facial development.

Many jaw and teeth problems are best corrected through Phase I or Interceptive orthodontics, while a child is still growing and before all of the permanent teeth have erupted. These types of treatments may include various custom fit appliances that are either fixed or worn at home to help change the ways that jaws fit together. These treatments can improve a child’s smile and bite function and can often minimize the second phase of orthodontic treatment in the later years.

We invite your child for a free consultation with Dr. Vikrum Nanda to determine whether Interceptive orthodontics is needed for your child.