Early Treatment

Based on the recommendation of the American Association of Orthodontists, a child should receive his or her first orthodontic screening ideally by the age of 7. Starting treatment early has many advantages including recognizing potential issues and correcting them in the earlier stages before they become a more serious issue.

Orthodontic treatment in young children is known as interceptive orthodontics . At the ages of 6 and 7, the child’s teeth are still developing and the jaw is still growing. That means certain conditions, such as crowding, may be easier to address.

At your child’s initial consultation we will assess if the patient has any harmful oral habits such as thumb – , finger – , or pacifier – sucking, potential crowding, extra or missing teeth, open bite, overbite, or excessive protruding teeth.

Based on Dr. Feeney’s assessment, a personalized treatment plan specially designed to address your child’s needs will be created.

To find out if your child is a candidate for interceptive treatment, contact us at 203-966-3042 to schedule a consultation.