Early, Interceptive Care
If your child’s dental and jaw development are not conducive to proper occlusion later in life, Dr. Cabal will recommend early orthodontics, also called interceptive orthodontics. Genetics or habits such as mouth breathing and thumb sucking can contribute to problems with teeth alignment and bite, which can include overbite, underbite, crossbite, narrow arch, a deep bite, or teeth crowding. In these cases, Dr. Cabal will design a phased orthodontic treatment plan to correct the developmental issues so that a child’s teeth and jaws develop properly.
When Should My Child See an Orthodontist?
Starting orthodontic treatment before all of your child’s permanent teeth erupt can help prevent certain developmental problems from occurring. Also called phase I treatment, interceptive treatment is begun while the child’s jawbone is still growing, allowing for easier manipulation of these malleable bones. Using various fixed and removable appliances, Dr. Cabal can alter the position and growth pattern of the jaws to create enough room for teeth to erupt properly and correct jaw discrepancies.
Complimentary Children’s Consultation
At your child’s complimentary orthodontic consultation, Dr. Cabal will review records and explain his recommendations. Early treatment can save a patient from needing more extensive therapies after oral development is complete. Most patients who undergo interceptive treatment will need phase II orthodontic treatment, which consists of placing braces once all of the permanent teeth have erupted. However, your child’s phase II treatment will be much shorter and less extensive because of his or her early interceptive treatment. You could potentially save your child from pain, expense, and lifelong occlusion or jaw problems by initiating interceptive orthodontic care as advised.
Dr. Cabal and our team believe prevention is the best solution. We file dental insurance and offer payment options, including financing, to help parents afford interceptive orthodontics. We also provide a game room, which includes an X-Box and several fun games to ensure you child isn’t bored while waiting to see Dr. Cabal. Start your little one the road to a healthier, more even smile with a visit to Lake Country Orthodontics
Schedule Your Child’s FREE Consultation!
If your child exhibits malocclusion at any age, then let our team correct it with a comfortable, custom-designed orthodontic treatment. To schedule a free consultation for your child by calling our office today at (817) 236-7846. Located in Ft. Worth, TX, our office proudly serves patients who live in White Settlement, North Ft. Worth, Springtown, Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.