Interceptive Treatment

Interceptive orthodontics simply means diagnosing and treating problems, such as Misaligned jaws, correction of habits (tongue thrust, thumb sucking/pacifier habits etc) severe overcrowding, protruding front teeth and open bites as soon as they are detected.

Dr O’Leary recommends that children should attend for consultation as soon as orthodontic problems are noticed or by the age of eight. Early Evaluation treatment is aimed at intercepting more serious problems and is aimed at preventing more serious problems and may reduce overall treatment time in braces.

Some of the advantages of early interceptive treatment: