Gosford, Erina, Central Coast
In many cases, the most efficient way to achieve the best result is to wait until the baby teeth have fallen out before beginning treatment. Occasionally it can be advantageous to begin treatment while some baby teeth are still present. Interceptive orthodontics simply means diagnosing and treating some orthodontic problems as soon as they appear in a patient, often at a young age.
If prescribed carefully, this can simplify or even eliminate some future problems. Interceptive treatment can also be used to help improve a severe problem that could be causing damage to the teeth or gums or causing distress due to appearance.
It is generally recommended to have an initial orthodontic assessment around age 8 as this provides the opportunity to detect problems early and decisions can then be made between the patient, parent and Orthodontist as to whether interceptive treatment would be helpful.
If you have any concerns about your child’s dental development, please do not hesitate to contact the practice. We look forward to hearing from you!