Early Intervention

We encourage children to feel comfortable and at ease when visiting us. Early intervention dentistry is non-invasive and oral health is important for a child’s growth, development, general health, and self-esteem.

75% of 12 year-olds need orthodontic treatment. Yet 90% of a child’s face/profile has already developed by then.

By guiding facial development early through the use of a functional appliance (i.e. Plate), the majority of treatments can be completed before the adult teeth are present.

Why early treatment is important

Functional appliances can help correct:

  • Bite problems
  • Underdeveloped jaws
  • Narrow dental arches
  • Crowded teeth
  • Deep overbites
  • Jaw joint problems
  • Airway problems
  • Thumb sucking habits

And can often prevent:

  • Removal of Adult teeth to relieve crowding
  • Fang-like tooth appearance
  • Lengthy use of braces
  • Speech difficulties
  • Crowding
Small boy with red curly hair and freckles, sits looking at dentist, who holds a plastic model of teeth and wears a white lab coat

Let us meet your child’s orthodontic needs as early as possible.

It is critical to correct any functional jaw problems as soon as they are developed as functional therapy provides children with improved appearance and speech.

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