If you have a child between the ages of 7 and 11, you may want to have them come in to our orthodontic practice for a thorough orthodontic evaluation. If a child needs orthodontic care, it often becomes evident while they are between the ages of 7 and 11. Interceptive orthodontics is a treatment option that consists of two phases. During Phase 1 treatment, our young patient is able to have a specific type of orthodontic care which will generally make their mouths more able to accommodate permanent teeth which have yet to fully erupt. Patients who have phased interceptive orthodontics care generally need much less orthodontic care during Phase 2 treatment. They also generally need to have much fewer, if any, tooth extractions as part of their teen orthodontic care. If you are thinking about getting interceptive orthodontics Staten Island care, contact us at Graziano Orthodontics.
Our expert and highly trained orthodontist is Dr. John Graziano. Dr. Graziano is well regarded by both his patients and the dental profession at large. When patients come to our practice for orthodontic care, Dr. Graziano uses the most advanced treatment to make sure that you or your child receive the most efficient and cost-effective orthodontic care possible. At our orthodontic practice, we are happy to be able to provide the very highest level of dental care for both children and adults. Dr. Graziano has been providing exemplary dental care for patients for over 37 years. Traditionally, orthodontic patients did not begin treatment until all of their permanent teeth had come in. This is generally around the ages of 12 to 14. However, this is not now the case. Interceptive orthodontics was developed to address certain common orthodontic problems that can be treated between the ages of 7 and 11 at our interceptive orthodontics Staten Island office.
Some of the techniques that can be used during interceptive orthodontics Phase 1 treatment are arch expansion, and treatment with orthopedic growth appliances which enhance jaw growth. These procedures will make later, Phase 2 orthodontic treatment much simpler. It will also most likely make later Phase 2 treatment, gentler on your wallet. Phase 2 orthodontic will occur at a later time, when standard orthodontic care generally takes place. If you would like an appointment to meet with our orthodontist regarding interceptive orthodontics Staten Island care, contact us today.