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Interceptive Treatment

The goal of this phase is to compliment your child’s growth. By intervening early, the orthodontist can take advantage of the child’s stage of development and alleviate more invasive and drastic procedures needed later. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children get a checkup with an orthodontist no later than 7 years old, to see if they would benefit from early intervention.

Is Interceptive Treatment Right for You?

Orthodontic treatment is designed both for kids, teens, and adults at The Dental Specialty Center. However, if your child has overcrowded teeth or a bad bite, this may significantly affect them, causing problems like indigestion, problems with speaking and reduced quality of life. Does your child suffer from a tooth which was dislodged too early in life? Our team of orthodontists in New Jersey are able to provide you with the best solution in the form of Interceptive orthodontics treatment. Usually, children are not recommended to begin orthodontic treatment until they have had all their permanent teeth, however, over the past years, technological advancements and research in the dental world have introduced “interceptive” or “phase 1” orthodontic treatment. The interceptive orthodontic treatment has become more prevalent and popular in helping children deal with common dental issues. Our Orthodontists at The Dental Specialty Center have undergone the most thorough and professional interceptive orthodontic training that allows us to take advantage of your child’s developing mouth and help them prevent issues from the earliest onset. With our interceptive orthodontic treatment services, we are able to save you cost and also help you better prevent future orthodontic conditions thus ensuring a better bite quality, facial appearance, quality of smile, and overall confidence.

Space Maintainers

As part of our interceptive orthodontic treatment services, we are able to provide space maintainers for children who have lost their tooth too soon in their early years. This is generally designed for kids whose full teeth are yet to erupt. Installing braces or other orthodontic treatment may in many ways complicate the further eruption of other teeth but with the space maintainers, your child does not have to worry about adjacent teeth shifting out of position and into the vacant space this causing overcrowded teeth. The space maintainers also ensure that your child can, even after the loss of their temporary teeth enjoy the benefits of permanent teeth grow in the affected area. A space maintainer is an orthodontic appliance designed to keep the space open in the mouth thus allowing permanent teeth to erupt properly without dangers and complications.

Palatal Extenders

Palatal Extenders are recommended for parents whose children suffer from crossbites, overcrowded or impacted teeth. Palatal extenders are custom made orthodontic device that is fitted over several teeth in your child’s mouth. The aim of this treatment device is to expand, thus allowing for more space to be created in your child’s mouth for proper teeth growth and alignment.

Benefits of Interceptive Orthodontics

The orthodontic treatment presents a wide range of advantages to both children and adults. One of the most important advantages of the interceptive orthodontic treatment at an early age is the possibility of preventing further teeth complications that will require further orthodontic treatment later in life. Some of the other benefits offered by Interceptive orthodontic treatment include:

Contact us at The Dental Specialty Center if you think your child can benefit from Interceptive Orthodontics services.


Our Services

Do you have crooked or misaligned teeth that lower your self-esteem and make you feel embarrassed when speaking? If yes, you could be a candidate for orthodontic treatment. At The Dental Specialty Center, we have a team of orthodontists who are ready to walk you through the process of getting the perfect smile for a healthy life. Our dental specialists are able to cater to all your Orthodontic needs in Marlton and Linwood.
Do you have a tooth that you believe is inflamed or infected? If so, you may need endodontic treatment. Inflammation or infection can be a result of various issues, including deep decay, a chip or crack in the tooth, or exposure of the tooth to repeated dental procedures. Trauma may also lead to pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible cracks.
The Dental Specialty Center is a full-service oral and maxillofacial surgery center. Our team has over 40 years of experience offering high-quality treatments for a wide range of procedures.

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