Early orthodontics, often referred to as interceptive orthodontics, is a proactive approach that addresses dental issues during a child’s growth phase. By intervening at a younger age, we can guide jaw development, make room for incoming permanent teeth and reduce the need for more invasive treatments later.
What Can Early Orthodontics Address?
Children can benefit from early orthodontic intervention in a variety of ways:
- Crowding: Making space for emerging teeth, avoiding extractions or impacted teeth in the future.
- Bite Issues: Rectifying overbites, underbites and crossbites at an age when the jaw is still developing.
- Habits: Addressing thumb-sucking or tongue-thrusting habits that can alter teeth positioning.
- Jaw Development: Guiding the growth of the jaw to ensure it develops properly.
The Early Orthodontics Experience at Bloomfield Dental
Our dedicated orthodontist and team focuses on your child’s comfort. We begin with a comprehensive evaluation, discuss potential treatment paths and ensure you are informed every step of the way. Using the latest techniques and equipment, our goal is to create a positive foundation for your child’s oral health future.
Advantages of Early Intervention
- Timely Correction: Address issues before they become more complex, potentially shortening treatment time later on.
- Cost-Effective: By dealing with problems early on, you might save on more extensive treatments in the future.
- Confidence Boost: Children can grow up with a well-aligned, beautiful smile, boosting their self-esteem.
Begin Your Child’s Orthodontic Journey
If you believe your child might benefit from early orthodontic intervention in Cerritos, California, contact Bloomfield Dental at 562-926-6502. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hany Youssef and let our team lay the groundwork for a lifetime of healthy smiles.