Early Treatment

Early Treatment at Your Family Orthodontist

Little boy smiling with braces.jpgFor families seeking orthodontic treatment in Wyckoff and the surrounding areas, Loeb Orthodontics wants to raise awareness of the effectiveness of early treatment for orthodontic issues. As your family orthodontist, we want your experience to be as smooth as possible, and early intervention may be the best way to achieve that. The earlier that alignment issues are detected, the more likely it is they can be corrected with less extreme intervention.

Early Screenings For Orthodontic Issues

Early screening visits will reveal whether any alignment correction is necessary as teeth erupt, allowing for possible intervention that is often faster and more comfortable than traditional braces at a later age. It is also important to screen for these issues on an ongoing basis, as children lose their primary teeth and gain their secondary set, because new alignment issues can develop throughout childhood. The following conditions may not just more effectively treated when caught early, they may also more be easily treated before all the primary teeth are lost:

  • Crowding

  • Skeletal Crossbite

  • Protruding teeth

  • Underbite

Correcting Bad Habits Early

Even when complete orthodontic treatment  isn’t necessary, your family orthodontist can recommend strategies for reducing the risk of developing alignment issues. Some causes of these problems may be habits like thumb sucking or mouth breathing.  It is always better to address these issues with a younger child than a teen, who may be more resistant to orthodontic treatment like metal or clear braces, and at an age where habits can be difficult to break.  

Make an Appointment Today

If you haven’t yet made an initial appointment for your child, now is the time to contact our office. Our team is here to assist you and answer any questions you may have. We treat families in Wyckoff, Franklin Lakes, Wayne, and Oakland, NJ, and many other surrounding areas, and we look forward to treating your family as well! Make your appointment today.