Early Interceptive Treatment

Getting Ahead of Possible Future Issues

We encourage parents to schedule their child’s initial exam at age 7. In some cases, Dr. Patel will recommend early, interceptive treatment. With early treatment she can take the least invasive approach to address skeletal issues that, left unchecked, may require more invasive approaches in the future. However, in many cases, we recommend putting off treatment until the child has all of his or her adult teeth.

If waiting for treatment is recommended, we’ll see your child once or twice a year to monitor their growth and assess their needs. These very important growth and development appointments are provided free of charge.