Interceptive Ortho

Interceptive Ortho

Is my child a candidate for Interceptive Orthodontics? 

While Interceptive Orthodontics isn’t necessary for every child, there are a few signs to look for while your child’s teeth and jaw develop:

  • Early or delayed loss of baby teeth
  • Poor oral habits such as thumb sucking, cheek biting, mouth breathing, nail-biting and tongue thrusting
  • Teeth and jaw are not proportional to their face
  • Underbite or overbite
  • Difficulty biting and chewing
  • Using a pacifier past the age of 2.5
  • Chronic allergy
  • Complications with airway/breathing

What are the benefits of Interceptive Orthodontics?

  • Identifies issues such as overbite, crowding, spacing and TMJ, and treats them early
  • Reduces and, in many cases, prevents the need for orthodontic treatment in the future
  • Corrects dental issues and improves the overall quality of health
  • Fast results with fewer dental office appointments
  • Boosts your child’s self-esteem by giving him or her an aesthetically pleasing smile
  • Often allows for teeth to align without needing uncomfortable metal wires and brackets
  • 1/2 to 1/3 the cost of traditional braces
  • Can aid children going through speech therapy
  • Reduces likelihod of your child getting injured in sports or other activities

Your dentist at Neibauer Dental Care - Centreville can determine if your child may benefit from Interceptive Orthodontics. Call us at 703-543-8112.