Interceptive care offers the chance to avoid serious alignment problems and can make orthodontic treatment less complex for kids who move on to braces during their teenage years. The highly skilled orthodontists team at Bancroft Dobrin Orthodontics in Waldwick and Teaneck, New Jersey, enjoy working with kids to deliver excellent interceptive care services. Booking a visit is fast and easy whether you connect online or over the phone.

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What is interceptive care?

Interceptive orthodontic care strives to address developing alignment problems as early as possible. That’s why orthodontic professionals recommend bringing kids in for their first orthodontic assessment by the age of seven.

These early visits are easy and painless. Your child’s orthodontist visually inspects their teeth and gums to determine if there are areas of concern. Digital imaging offers the chance to gain more insight into how a child’s smile develops.

Interceptive orthodontic care can correct many common alignment issues in the earliest possible stages. For some kids, these interventions can avoid the need for braces later in childhood. In other cases, interceptive care can avoid far more invasive treatments down the line.

What are the benefits of interceptive care?

Early orthodontic care ensures that you and your child’s orthodontist have all the information needed to choose the right course of action. After your child’s visit, you may learn there is no indication that further treatment is necessary.

Your orthodontist might recommend a “wait-and-see” approach to monitor changes in your child’s teeth and jaws. You can bring your child back in for additional screening as they grow to adolescence.

If your child’s orthodontist finds an issue that needs prompt treatment, you explore all available options and get details to make an informed decision about how to proceed. Some available interventions include space maintainers, headgear, expansion appliances, or specialized retainers.

When is the right time to bring my child in for interceptive care?

Experts recommend coming in for an initial preventive care visit before age seven. Of course, if you’re concerned about alignment issues before that time, you can always book an appointment.

Be sure to let your little one know that there is nothing to fear about coming in to see the orthodontist. The team at Bancroft Dobrin Orthodontics makes every effort to create positive early experiences for dental and orthodontic care.

Book your visit today using the online scheduling page. You’re also welcome to call Bancroft Dobrin Orthodontics during business hours to find a time that fits your busy schedule. The staff looks forward to meeting you and your child.