A Preventative Approach
Most little ones don’t need braces right away. Dr. Moon will examine their mouth and monitor the development of their face, teeth and jaws. This way, he can catch problems before they become more serious. He will also work with you to correct potentially harmful habits like thumb sucking, tongue thrusting and mouth breathing. He will let you know when the time is right for treatment. These occasional visits give your child the opportunity to build a relationship with Dr. Moon and ensure they feel comfortable in the orthodontist’s chair.
Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment
While we try to avoid two-phase treatment, when we can’t, we do a short first round of braces or an appliance before all of the permanent teeth have come in, take a breather for a few years and then finish up with a final round of braces or Invisalign. Don’t worry, parents, we take a conservative approach at Moon Orthodontics and only resort to early intervention when it’s absolutely necessary.