When it comes to your child’s teeth, prevention is often the best medicine of all. At West Arvada Orthodontics, we are dedicated to making sure our youngest patients can enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles. That is why we are proud to offer preventive treatment to help your child’s teeth and jaw develop naturally. If you would like to understand the benefits of preventive orthodontic treatment, call our office today. Our team is happy to help.
What Is Preventive Treatment?
Like early interceptive treatment, also known as phase one orthodontics, preventive orthodontic treatment is concerned with your child’s tooth and jaw development. However, there is an important difference between these two forms of treatment, both in their timing as well as how they impact your child’s overall oral health. The goal of preventive treatment is to anticipate orthodontic issues before they develop and design treatment plans to help their teeth and jaws grow healthy and strong.
How Does Preventive Treatment Work?
Preventive treatment can involve a variety of procedures depending on your child’s needs. Common preventive treatment measures include:
- Parent education: Educating parents about the proper ways to care for their child’s tooth development is an essential part of preventive treatment. We want to educate you about the proper nutrition, nursing, bottle feeding and pacifier use for your baby, so their teeth come in with minimal issue or interruption. Once your child’s permanent teeth erupt, we will instruct you and your child on good oral hygiene habits.