Some of the most common interceptive procedures involve:
- Gaining space for unerupted teeth;
- Maintaining space for unerupted teeth;
- Regaining lost space due to untimely tooth loss;
- Retracting protruding teeth to reduce risk of injury;
- Creating facial balance and symmetry by influencing jaw growth;
- Reducing the need to extract permanent teeth;
- Maintaining lip fullness;
- Retraining improper tongue posture;
- Closing front open bites;
- Opening deep or impinging over bites;
- Correcting thumb/finger habits.
In summary, providing interceptive treatment can shorten treatment time in full braces and lead to an overall higher quality result, dentally and facially.