Early Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment

Proactively shape your child’s future smile by addressing issues early, preventing complications and ensuring effective corrections for a confident, aligned smile.

Our Early Smile Foundation

Embark on the journey of Early Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment, guided by the expertise of Dr. Ronny Marks. Our commitment extends beyond correction, focusing on laying a solid foundation for a lifetime of confident smiles.

  • Pioneering Expertise: Dr. Marks leads with over 35 years of pioneering experience in early orthodontic care.
  • Strategic Approaches: Embrace proven techniques, strategically applied to address emerging issues in developing smiles.
  • Personalised Blueprint: Every child receives a personalised plan, ensuring tailored interventions for their unique needs.
  • Enduring Transformations: Trust in a dedicated practitioner, committed to ensuring enduring and harmonious smiles from the very start.

Common Reasons for Early Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment

Teeth crowding


Addressing crowding issues early ensures that emerging adult teeth have adequate space to grow, minimizing the risk of misalignment and promoting a harmonious, well-aligned smile.

Crossbite correction

Crossbite Correction

Early intervention is crucial for correcting crossbites, where the upper and lower jaws don’t align properly. Timely treatment can prevent more severe bite issues and promote proper jaw development.

Jaw irregularity

Jaw Irregularities

Detecting and addressing irregularities in jaw development during childhood can prevent more complex orthodontic problems in the future. Early interceptive treatment promotes optimal facial and jaw growth, contributing to a stable and well-functioning bite.

Frequently Asked Questions

At what age should my child begin Early Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment?

Early intervention is most effective when started around the ages of 7 to 9, as this is when orthodontic issues often begin to manifest. However, each child is unique, and the optimal timing may vary based on individual dental development.

What are the common signs that indicate a need for Early Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment?

While it's usually your child's dentist who will recommend treatment signs you can look out for include persistent thumb sucking, difficulty biting or chewing, speech issues, or visible misalignments in the teeth or jaw. Identifying and addressing these issues early can prevent more complex problems in the future.

How long does Early Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment typically last?

The duration of treatment varies depending on the nature and severity of the orthodontic issues. On average, it may take 6 to 12 months. Early intervention aims to correct emerging problems efficiently, minimising the need for extensive treatment in the future.

Can my child still receive Early Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment if they have baby teeth?

Yes, early treatment can be initiated even if your child has a mix of baby and permanent teeth. In fact, addressing orthodontic issues during this mixed dentition phase allows for proactive correction and optimal jaw development.