Early interceptive orthodontic treatment is less involved than two-phase orthodontic treatment. Early interceptive treatment may be limited to removal of select baby teeth to prepare for the eruption of permanent teeth, maintaining the space of a primary tooth that was lost too early, or a reminder appliance to help stop undesirable oral habits.
Putting off a check-up until a child has lost all baby teeth could limit the final result or require extraction of permanent teeth that could have been prevented. Some orthodontic problems are actually easier to correct if found early. Early detection gives you the opportunity to have Dr Cook recommend the appropriate treatment at the appropriate time. If early treatment is in order, Dr. Cook may be able to achieve results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have finished growing.