People usually come in to see the orthodontist in their teen years, once their adult teeth have settled into place and are in need of some straightening. But sometimes children as young as seven can be recommended to us for what’s called interceptive treatment therapy. Dr. Getman waits for the vast majority of his patients to have all their adult teeth before he begins treatment. Having said that, it is important to screen children at age 7 for problems that are more easily treated earlier or that could cause lasting problems if not caught early.
Interceptive treatment involves wearing removable dental appliances that coax incoming teeth into the right position, and is used only in cases where we are able to predict serious misalignment.
Depending on the kind of orthodontic help you need, we can fit your child with a wide variety of braces that call less attention to their treatment – and more attention to their individual sense of style and fun – including:
- Clear or tooth-colored brackets
- Interchangeable wires or elastics, in every color of the rainbow
- Removable retainers
- Invisalign – invisible, removable alignment trays
To schedule an appointment contact Getman Orthodontics today.