You may have heard your child’s Southgate orthodontist mention the possibility of interceptive orthodontics for your child. This treatment is often the first phase of orthodontics, that may not eliminate a later need for braces, a retainer or other orthodontics, but can shorten the second treatment phase.
Having early treatment with a West Bloomfield or Taylor, MI orthodontist may help your child avoid developing serious dental problems. In addition, interceptive orthodontics can minimize later phase treatment, allowing your Southgate orthodontist the opportunity to:
Besides improving a child’s aesthetic appearance, early orthodontic care can correct malocclusions. These conditions occur when a tooth or the jaw is misaligned. Left untreated, malocclusions can negatively impact how a child smiles, chews, cleans his or her teeth, and even the child’s self-esteem. If teeth are too crowded, it can be difficult to brush and floss efficiently. This can eventually lead to tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. Protruding teeth are more prone to accidental damages, like chips.
To protect your child’s smile and to ensure proper jaw and bite alignment, discuss your concerns with your pediatric dentist at our Taylor or West Bloomfield, MI office so we can assess your child’s smile and go over treatment options.
Dr. Jason M. Golnick received his DDS degree and his MS degree in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Michigan. He is a C.S. Mott Fellow in Pediatric Dentistry and has served as a adjunct clinical professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. Dr. Jason Golnick is an active staff member of Oakwood Hospital and the Detroit Medical Center / Childrens Hospital of Michigan,