The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child receives an orthodontic screening by age 7. By starting treatment early, we are able to recognize potential problems and correct them before they become more serious. This will save you and your child time and money by preventing future problems before they begin.

Early interceptive orthodontic treatment has proven to be beneficial because a young child's permanent teeth have not finished erupting. Due to this, we are able to evaluate and address any impending problems at the earliest stage.

Dr. Christopherson will first determine if there are any problems that need to be addressed, such as potential crowding, open bite, overbite or crossbites. The Phase I treatment plan can include preventive, interceptive or corrective treatment. Orthodontic appliances may be placed to prevent a problem from occurring, correct a current problem or help assist in directing jawbone growth. 

To find out if your child is a candidate for early interceptive treatment, please call Christopherson Orthodontics to schedule a consultation.