Their new smile is here
Dr. Martin recommends seeing children at age 7 to advise if orthodontic treatment would be needed. The first permanent molars and incisors have usually come in by that time and crossbites, crowding, and other problems can be evaluated. When treatment begins early,Dr. Martin can help guide the growth ofthe jaw and incoming permanent teeth. Interceptive or Phase I treatment can also regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches, gain space for permanent teeth, possibly avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions, reduce the likelihood of impacted teeth, correct thumb-sucking, and eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems. In other words, early treatment can simplify later treatment. Let us evaluate whether your child would benefit from Phase I Treatment.