Some orthodontic conditions that develop at a young age can have long-term, permanent effects if not treated. Dr. Zeifman will perform a complimentary exam and discuss with you specifically what your child needs. In most situations, this will simply be to continue to monitor the development of the patient’s teeth.
Early treatment isn’t always necessary. However, interceptive treatment or phase I treatment sometimes allows Dr. Zeifman to achieve results using methods that are less invasive when employed as a child is growing. Once the face and jaws are fully formed, additional treatment may be necessary. Examples of orthodontic concerns that are sometimes corrected with early treatment include: severe crowding, habits, open bite, deep bite, crossbite, large “overbite,” underbite, narrow jaws, and severely protruded front teeth.
The easiest way to find out what your child needs is to schedule a complimentary new patient exam with Dr. Zeifman! Call us today to reserve your appointment!