Top Reasons to Visit Dr. Katie Vo for Early/Interceptive Treatment
- Dr. Vo and her staff understand how important it is to treat young patients with a gentle, caring attitude and to make each trip to our office as comfortable for them as possible
- Dr. Vo is proud to treat patients of all ages from throughout the San Antonio, TX area
- The fees charged by Bandera Orthodontics are reasonable and competitive with other orthodontic practices in this area
What You Need to Know about Early/Interceptive Treatment
As most of us know, it’s quite common for adolescents to undergo orthodontic treatment. And it’s becoming more and more common for adults as well. But what you may not know is that it’s often preferable to treat children at a much younger age, say from 7 to 11. In fact, the American Academy of Orthodontics recommends that all children be taken to their dentist by the age of 7 for an orthodontic assessment.
There are several advantages to this early treatment. In many cases, if a child is treated young enough, the amount of orthodontic treatment they need in later years can be minimized. A variety of oral habits, such as thumb sucking, can impact proper alignment of teeth and other orthodontic issues. You may notice some of these in your child at a relatively young age, including:
- Teeth that are not aligned or are growing in crooked
- Narrow dental arches
- Protruding front teeth
- An “open bite”
You may also notice that your child’s teeth are “crowded, or that his or her jaw is developing unevenly. All of these issues can be remedied with quality orthodontic care, and early/interceptive treatment can help reduce the amount of treatment the child will require later on.
Contact Us Today
For more information about early/interceptive treatment, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Vo, call our San Antonio, TX, office today at (210) 256-9767. Getting your child in for early treatment can make all the difference in the amount of treatment he or she will need later on. As is so often the case with dental or medical issues, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!