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Interceptive Orthodontics (Early Treatment Orthodontics)

Interceptive orthodontics also known as early treatment orthodontics can begin as early as age 6 or 7. At this age, teeth are still developing and the jaw is still growing. Conditions such as crowding, tongue thrust, and cross-bites may be easier to address. Appliances commonly used during early treatment included Space Maintainers, Habit Appliances and Rapid Palatal Expanders.

Space Maintainers: A space maintainer is an appliance used space following the premature or early loss of primary teeth/tooth. There are several types of space maintainers. These included; band and loop, distal shoe, Nance and Lingual Holding Arch.

Habit Appliances: Habit Appliances are used to help in correcting tongue thrust and thumb-sucking habits.

Rapid Palatal Expander: Rapid Palatal Expanders (RPEs) are used for correction of posterior cross-bites.

Interceptive Orthodontics For Kids

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Welcome to Joyful Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Joyful Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is accepting new patients - infants, toddlers and adolescents all welcome! Dr. Yaa McDonald and team offer a complete suite of services including customized smile makeovers. Call us today to schedule an appointment.