Early Orthodontic Treatment for Children in Brevard County, FL

Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment for Children 7-12
Interceptive orthodontic treatment, also known as "early treatment" and/or "Phase 1 Orthodontics," can help your child enjoy a lifetime of healthier smiles. Learn more about the benefits of early orthodontics at Goff Orthodontics, which include more comfortable treatment and cost savings, by scheduling a complimentary consultation today!
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child see an orthodontist by the time they are 7 years old. By this point in their development, we can tell whether your child would benefit from phase 1 orthodontics. Phase 1 orthodontics uses appliances like expanders, partial braces, and other tools to correct concerns before they become larger issues

At Goff Orthodontics, we prescribe phase 1 or early treatment either because the benefits to the patient are clear, or because the patient/parent is worried about protecting self-confidence.

Drs. Romia and Lauren Goff's conservative approach to treatment keeps tabs on the growth and development of the child so that if any procedure is deemed necessary, they can provide more effective treatment. Treating patients only when necessary is a longstanding hallmark of our practice.

We specialize in interceptive orthodontics and knows how to put your child’s smile on the right path. Schedule a complimentary consultation today!

Portrait photo of child in orange shirt undergoing early orthodontic treatment with braces

The Benefits of Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment

Because younger teeth, dentition, and bones are more flexible, they are more responsive to early orthodontics. This means we can fix malocclusions with less force (more comfortable) before they develop into larger issues. Some other benefits of phase 1 orthodontics include:

• Corrects teeth and jaw development
• Decreases risk of speech problems or oral injuries
• Creates a good environment for emerging permanent teeth
• Improves long-term dental health
• Prevents costly dental procedures

Common Types of Early Orthodontic Treatment

If you notice your child is developing spaced-out teeth, crowded/crooked teeth, an overbite, or an underbite, it’s a good idea to bring them in for a free consultation at Goff Orthodontics. Our experienced orthodontists will be able to tell whether your child will benefit from early treatment.

Goff Orthodontics uses a variety of tools to correct your child’s smile. For example, a palatal expander can reduce potential tooth crowding or eliminate the need for extractions, while partial braces may be used to align teeth in the proper position.

Find Out if Phase 1 Orthodontics is Right for Your Child

While the majority of kids do not need early orthodontic treatment, it’s a good idea to take your child to the orthodontist by age 7. This way, Drs. Romia and Lauren Goff can address bite malocclusions before they develop into larger issues later on!

Early orthodontic treatment can help your child achieve a lifetime of happier, healthier smiles. If you’re looking for the best phase 1 orthodontics in Melbourne, Titusville, Merritt Island, and Palm Bay, Goff Orthodontics can help. Schedule a complimentary consultation today!

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