If you want to make sure that your child receives the very finest orthodontic care, you should bring him or her in to our orthodontic practice, Quinn, Mariotti and Abod Orthodontics. At our orthodontic practice, your child will be seen by one of our top-notch orthodontist, just one of whom is Dr. Quinn. It is now recommended that children first come in to see our orthodontist Scranton between the ages of seven and eleven to see if they will benefit from interceptive orthodontics care.
It to be that patients did not begin their orthodontic treatment until all of their permanent teeth had completely erupted. This generally happened around the age of 12 and 14 at which point the patient would have their bite problems addressed. However, this type of treatment often made it necessary for several permanent teeth to be extracted so that teeth could be moved into their proper positions. Also, if more extensive movement was needed for the teeth, the teen would need to use headgear or other orthodontic appliances. These types of orthodontic appliances were often met with very poor compliance by teen patients. Today, interceptive orthodontics involves orthodontic intervention in a phased in approach that can begin as early as age 7. This greatly reduces the need for any tooth extractions, and orthodontic care that is received when the patient is a teen is generally less much expensive and much less involved. During the early part of interceptive orthodontic care, our orthodontist Scranton may use the technique of arch expansion in order to make more room for permanent teeth to erupt into by influencing jaw growth. This type of orthodontic treatment can be easily provided while the child is young since his or her job will still be growing.
For an appointment to see our orthodontist Scranton regarding interceptive orthodontic care, contact us today.