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Interceptive Orthodontics in Pediatric Dentistry

First Orthodontic Screening

Looking for your child’s first orthodontic screening in Howard County? Our pediatric exam includes an evaluation of dental development, oral function, and facial growth. Our team provides feedback on progress to date, what you can anticipate for the future, and identifies any early problems such as narrow palate, crowding/crooked teeth, uneven bite, speech problems, and blocked airway.

With interceptive orthodontics, you can resolve developing issues early and keep your child’s smile on track. Interceptive orthodontic treatment piggybacks your child’s natural growth and redirects teeth and jaws to avoid future extractions of permanent teeth and to balance the palate and jaw form. This treatment improves your child’s smile and bite, enhances stability, and reduces or even prevents developmental problems that would require surgery in the future like underbites and overbites.

At Front Row Pediatric Dentistry, we prioritize your child’s dental health and discuss with you the latest in orthodontic treatment options. Schedule your child’s first orthodontic screening with us today and give them the gift of a healthy, beautiful smile for life.

Orthodontic Intervention

Early intervention is crucial for severe crowding, large overbite or underbite, developing facial asymmetry, missing teeth, narrow jaws, or other dental or facial concerns. At Front Row Pediatric Dentistry, we understand the importance of identifying and treating these issues early to ensure your child’s dental health and prevent future complications.

With early intervention, you can avoid the need for extraction of permanent teeth, assist jaw development, and reduce the likelihood of surgical procedures when your child is older. Early treatment is a preventive measure that is part of every exam for your child.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to address your child’s dental concerns. Instead, in Ellicott City, MD for today’s early intervention screening. We’ll guide you to help develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your child’s unique needs and achieve a healthy, beautiful smile for life.

Timing Is Everything

At our pediatric dental practice, we believe in providing comprehensive exams that cover all aspects of your child’s dental health, including the alignment of the teeth and bite, growth and development of the jaws and face, and the timing for orthodontic treatment.

Early intervention ensures your child’s dental health and prevents future complications. There are a range of orthodontic treatments that can help guide and encourage growth, including expanders, early braces, orthopedic correctors, space maintainers, and retainers.

During your child’s exam, we’ll discuss what to expect regarding crowding, spacing, and the need for orthodontic treatment. Then, our team will work with you and your orthodontist to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your child’s unique needs and helps them achieve a healthy, beautiful smile for life.

Age 7 is Recommended To Check for Early Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment

If indicated, interceptive orthodontic treatment is advised between the ages of 7 and 10, when there is still a mixture of baby teeth and permanent teeth and the face and jaws are growing aggressively. Changes to the growth pattern can be most effective during this critical time of facial growth to influence the development and avoid more complex and invasive treatment.

If your child would benefit from early interceptive orthodontic treatment, your pediatric dentist will make a referral to an orthodontic specialist.


Common Questions

Interceptive Orthodontics FAQs

Let yourself smile, knowing your teen will be referred to an orthodontist for professional care. We work with the orthodontist to determine the right time for orthodontic treatment and help you choose if braces or clear aligners fit your teen.

Interceptive orthodontic treatment is advised during elementary school years before the back teeth become loose and while the face is growing aggressively. Underbites, deep bites, open bites, crowding, and narrow jaws are typically skeletal and growth-related. Orthodontic intervention is necessary to balance the jaws, improve the developing bite, and create space for the adult teeth.

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an orthodontic screening by age seven. Developmental issues can be caught early and, if needed, addressed to make sure that the growth of the jaws and teeth is on track. At Front Row, we work closely with the orthodontist to help you know when the timing is right to see the orthodontist.

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