Interceptive Orthodontics

You may be here because you have questions about interceptive orthodontics and when is the ideal age children should see an orthodontist. Coming to see an orthodontist bears significance importance, especially in the early developmental years. In this video, experienced Buffalo orthodontist Dr. Steven J. Hietanen explains the importance of interceptive orthodontics.

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  • The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that patients be seen by age seven. This is because patients seen at an early age benefit most from treatment. This is because it enables the orthodontist to incorporate interceptive principles into their treatment.
  • Interceptive orthodontics focuses on recognizing problems in a patient’s mouth early on and subsequently correcting the contributing condition. This thereby leads to a better functional relationship between the upper and lower jaw. These functional relationships in turn work to promote favorable growth.
  • When referring to an interceptive orthodontic treatment, we are speaking about working on things that occur early in a patient’s childhood development. We then try to adjust them in the hope that they will require less orthodontic treatment later.

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Orthodontists Associates of Western New York is proud to offer braces for all ages throughout Buffalo, LancasterOleanHamburgOrchard Park, and DunkirkEast Aurora, and Niagara Falls New York. If you are considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or a loved one, please contact one of our 7 convenient orthodontic offices to arrange a free consultation.

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