(918) 465-3535

114 W Main Street, Wilburton, OK 74578

early orthodontics

Childhood orthodontics, or interceptive orthodontics, can be less invasive and even less painful than treatment for older age groups. Often, when orthodontists work on more mature patients, correcting problems such as overbites, underbites, crossbites, and crowding requires tooth extraction, in order to provide room for adjustments. 

In treating a child, however, the jaw and teeth are not yet in fixed positions. This allows orthodontists to proactively mold the teeth and jaw into optimal positioning without pulling teeth. When treating children, orthodontists will often use a palatal expander to widen the upper arch. Expanders are also placed on the lower arch to reduce crowding and to keep bite aligned when expanding the upper arch. This treatment provides the space needed for adult teeth to erupt in an aesthetically and functionally sound position, without the trauma of pulling teeth.
An average of 75% of 12-year-old children need orthodontic treatment, yet 90% of a child's face has already developed by then! 

By guiding facial development early, 80% of treatment can be corrected before the adult teeth are present! 

Early Phase One treatment means children will need to wear fixed braces on their adult teeth for less time.

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114 W Main Street
Wilburton, OK 74578
Main Office: (918) 465-3535
Fax: (918) 465-3742
Tuesday thru Thursday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:00am - 12:00 (Not Always Open)
Closed for Lunch 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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