What Is Interceptive Orthodontics?
Pediatric dentist Dr. Nasha Hunter and her associates believe that children deserve healthy and attractive smiles they can feel good about. A beautiful smile can give them the confidence they need to make new friends or try out for the school play.
With all the changes going on inside your child’s mouth, it’s not surprising that sometimes teeth may not erupt properly – they may become crowded, or grow in crooked or with wide gaps. We provide preventive, interceptive orthodontic treatments for children and teens, including:
- Space maintainers
- Crossbite correction
- Arch expansion
- And more
These treatments often minimize or even eliminate the need for more costly orthodontic procedures in the future. Every member of our staff has a gentle manner to ensure your child receives a beautiful, straight smile they will be proud to show off!
What Problems Can Interceptive Orthodontics Treat?
Our team may recommend preventive orthodontic care to treat a range of developmental issues. Early treatment can be in your child’s best interest if our team determines that their condition may become more severe without treatment. We offer interceptive orthodontics to treat:
- Crowded teeth
- Excessively spaced or gapped teeth
- Extra or missing teeth
- Thumb-, finger-, or pacifier- sucking that affects your child’s teeth or jaw growth
If your child experiences one or more of the orthodontic concerns listed above, schedule a consultation with our friendly pediatric dental team. We can help you give your child a healthy, happy smile!
When Should My Child First Visit An Orthodontist?
According to the American Association of Orthodontists, your child should have their first orthodontic exam when you first notice an issue with their teeth, but no later than age 7. By then, your child has enough permanent teeth for our team to evaluate the developing teeth and the jaws. Our team here at Sweetpea Smiles is trained to spot subtle problems even in very young children.
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Insurance & Financing
Sweetpea Smiles works with many dental insurance companies, and we are happy to file and track your claims to help you maximize your benefits. We are in-network with most PPO plans which include the following: Cigna, MetLife, Delta Dental, Aetna, Guardian, BlueCross BlueShield, United Health Care, Principal, and Boon Chapman.
If you don't see your insurance listed here, please give us a call, we are more than happy to help you.Learn more