Advantages of Early Treatment

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.