Early Orthodontic Intervention

Dentist Redding

  • Overbite – top teeth sit substantially further forward than bottom teeth when teeth are closed
  • Underbite – bottom teeth sit further forward than top teeth when teeth are closed
  • Open bite – front teeth do not come together when back teeth are closed
  • Crossbite – top teeth do not properly align with bottom teeth
  • Crowding – teeth overlap and become crooked due to lack of space

There are many immediate and long-term advantages to interceptive treatment. Some of the benefits early orthodontic intervention can provide include:

  • Correcting teeth crowding
  • Creating facial symmetry by influencing jaw growth
  • Minimizing risk for trauma by correcting protruding front teeth
  • Providing sufficient space for newly erupting teeth
  • Preventing the need for tooth removal
  • Reducing the duration of treatment for adolescent or adult orthodontics
  • Improving self-esteem and confidence

If you have a child aged 7 or older who needs an orthodontic evaluation, contact our office to schedule an appointment for a consultation.