When treatment is initiated after signs of future orthodontic problems in the mouth of a young child is seen by a dentist, this treatment is called interceptive orthodontics. and eliminates the necessity for children to have dental braces installed later.
When the dentist observes that a child does not have properly aligned teeth, he or she can take treatment measures which will help the permanent teeth to erupt properly in perfect positioning, without the necessity of installing dental braces later to align the permanent teeth.
Interceptive orthodontic treatments stimulate optimal bone growth and create sufficient room for teeth which will be erupting laterand prevent the tooth arch becoming overcrowded. Overcrowded teeth cause misalignment which would then require dental braces. If sufficient space for the permanent teeth is already arranged prior to the eruption of them, then the teeth will align perfectly and there may not be any requirement for dental braces.