Early Intervention Orthodontics
At 818 Dental we believe in early intervention orthodontically provided it gives the patient a tangible benefit. Some of our patients need a fixed or removable device to avoid jaw surgery.
Some of our patients require early intervention to correct poor jaw growth or extreme tooth misalignment.
Below are a few examples.
Rapid Palatal Expander (RPE) – Jaw is too narrow
Schwartz / Sagittal – Teeth crossed over
Twin Block – Lower jaw too short
Rikanator – Deep bite
Many times early orthodontic intervention will direct the growth of the jaws and help us avoid surgical problems later.
it is often a precursor to the use of clear aligners or braces to perfectly align the teeth.
If you think you or your child fits into this category please call our friendly staff for a no obligation appointment to see if these treatments are right for you.