Today it is recommended that children have their first visit with our orthodontist around the age of seven. Between the ages of seven and eleven, children can have phase 1 interceptive orthodontic care at our office, Sheldon Jay Rintel, DDS, PC. This means that our orthodontist can provide early Queens orthodontics care to correct emerging orthodontic problems; this valuable treatment means that your child will need to have less involved orthodontic care later on, when he or she is in their teens.
Phase 1 interceptive Queens orthodontics care, is now commonly provided by our expert orthodontist, Dr. Sheldon Jay Rintel. This type of treatment usually is performed to influence the way the jaw grows. This means that certain bite problems can be prevented from developing, and that the child will need to have fewer or even no tooth extractions when they receive their phase 2 orthodontic care, when they reach their teens. This also means that the subsequent phase 2 orthodontic care will be less involved and less costly for you. Interceptive orthodontics is a relatively new, but proven, orthodontic technique which allows our orthodontist to correct certain orthodontic problems early, when your child is between the ages of seven and eleven. Interceptive orthodontic care results in fewer extracted teeth, less involved orthodontic care for the patient who is in his or her teens, and better patient compliance. Usually this type of orthodontic care includes arch expansion which is performed to make more room for permanent teeth which have yet to erupt. During these early ages, jaw growth can be easily influenced. However, as the patient ages, jaw growth will stop, and this type of treatment will no longer be possible.
For an appointment for your child to meet with our orthodontist to see if he or she will benefit from phase 1 interceptive Queens orthodontics care, contact us today.