What Is Interceptive Treatment?

July 11, 2013

Orthodontic treatment is always easiest when bite problems are in their earliest stages. Interceptive treatment lets orthodontists intervene into a moderate or severe malocclusion when a child is very young to maximize results and reduce the need for more invasive treatments later. Watch this video to learn how interceptive treatment works.

Generally, orthodontists start this treatment when patients are between the ages of seven and nine, when they only have a few permanent teeth. Interceptive treatment is deal for treating moderate to severe crossbites and crowding. Although most interceptive patients do require a second round of treatment to perfect their bites, that therapy is usually shorter and less invasive than if initial treatment had been delayed.

Let Park Avenue orthodontist Dr. David Seligman of Seligman Orthodontics start your child out on the road to a healthy and beautiful smile. Find out more about our orthodontic services by calling (646) 681-8516.

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