At Emerald Dental Care, we have a strong focus and passion in orthodontics. Early orthodontic intervention during the early stages of growth can be highly advantageous to the individual. Orthodontic treatment does not necessarily have to be started when all the adult teeth are through. In fact, in many cases if we wait until all the adult teeth are through, treatment may sometimes involve the removal of teeth to create spaces in a crowded mouth or even worse surgery of the jaws.
Early interceptive orthodontic treatment utilises the growth of the jaw bones to our advantage. By manipulating and controlling the growth, we allow the adult teeth to develop and erupt into an ideal position.
Children who undergo interceptive orthodontic treatment may still require braces or other forms of orthodontic treatment in the future. However, this initial phase of treatment may significantly reduce the severity of the problem. As mentioned previously, extraction of teeth and/or the need for corrective jaw surgery can potentially be avoided as well.