Ballantyne Pediatric Dentistry

Interceptive Orthodontics in Charlotte, NC

Interceptive or Phase 1, treatment helps treat orthodontic problems early. If your child has crowding, spacing, or other misalignment issues, our pediatric dentist can help. Call 704-850-9251 and plan an interceptive orthodontic appointment in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Scott L. Weinstein can examine your child’s teeth and recommend effective treatment. Parents can also learn more about the different stages of orthodontic treatment available at Ballantyne Pediatric Dentistry.

While your child’s teeth may appear straight, dental problems may develop that only a trained professional can accurately diagnose and treat. Interceptive orthodontic treatment is used to identify problems in your child’s oral development in order to provide preventive treatments as early as possible. Early preventive care can often reduce or entirely eliminate a number of potential problems that may worsen with time, including:

  • Jaw misalignment or TMJ disorders
  • Harmful oral habits (such as finger sucking or tongue thrusting)
  • Trauma due to protruding front teeth
  • Airway issues
  • Speech issues
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Additionally, interceptive orthodontics can help to guide your child’s teeth and jaws into the correct positions as they develop to ensure that they can enjoy the proper oral function as well as a healthy and well-balanced smile that will boost his or her confidence. Early preventive care can make future orthodontic treatments shorter and less complicated and in many cases produce better results than treatments that are provided later on in your child’s life.

The American Association of Orthodontists® (AAO) recommends that children receive their initial orthodontic screening no later than age 7. Some orthodontists recommend that children have their initial consultation even earlier.

Please call our office today for more information about interceptive orthodontics and schedule your child’s appointment with our caring pediatric dentist. 704-486-1851

As your local Charlotte pediatric dentist, Ballantyne Pediatric Dentistry knows how to create lasting impressions with our knowledgeable, fun, and caring staff. We offer comprehensive oral healthcare for your infant, child, and adolescent while utilizing state-of-the-art technology to provide customized children’s dental care. We even take a wide variety of medical and dental insurances

Every child is unique and deserves the personalized attention they receive at our office. As such, we never overbook. Dr. Scott & his amazing team make certain that you are never rushed and that time is taken with every family to answer any questions you might have. We help young patients look forward to visiting our pediatric dentist. Come to our dental office and get your child a better, brighter smile!

Serving Charlotte, South Charlotte Pineville, Marvin, Indian Land, Fort Mill, Waxhaw, Weddington, Indian Trail, Matthews, and Rock Hill.