Early Treatment in Parker & Aurora, CO

INTERCEPTIVE TREATMENT

Helping your child get a head start on a great smile.

What's the secret to a great smile with less time in braces? It's early interceptive treatment, and it means bringing your child in for orthodontic care at an early age – about 7 years old, before the teeth and facial bones stop growing. Dr. Roger B. Elton is a highly trained orthodontist with over two decades of experience who can enhance your child's smile before problems become too complicated. That way, your child spends a fraction of the usual time in braces.
At approximately age 7, the first permanent teeth begin to replace the baby teeth. Many problems may be present even at this early age which, left unattended, can be difficult to correct at a later age or even cause irreparable damage to the permanent teeth. That is why Dr. Elton recommends orthodontic exams no later than age 7 to check for the following conditions:
 
  • Excessive wear and chipping of front teeth
  • Severe crowding
  • Habits: finger/thumb-sucking, tongue-thrusting
 
  • Crossbite of front and back teeth
  • Eruption problems and space management
 
 
 
 

INTERCEPTIVE TREATMENT METHODS

You'll feel comfortable knowing that Dr. Elton uses all the latest early interceptive methods to correct problems before they progress badly and require surgical correction. These include expansion devices, braces, custom appliances and headgear. And you'll feel confident knowing Dr. Elton uses only the finest materials and adhesives.
Finally, with Dr. Elton and his friendly staff, your child will get the above – and beyond personal attention that can make their visits a relaxed, fun and positive experience. Make a beautiful smile possible for your child. Call and schedule your appointment with Dr. Elton today!