Stage One Orthodontics and Your Child


As a child grows past infancy and toddlerhood, the jaw should begin to expand to allow the permanent teeth to grow in. But sometimes, the teeth begin to come in crowded or the jaw simply does not open up in the correct amount of time.

Your dentist may recommend stage one or “interceptive” orthodontics. If you decide on the treatment, here are some things you can expect:

They’re Not Full Braces

Full braces are only indicated for mouths that have all the permanent teeth. Early orthodontic treatment is usually for children between 6-8 years old, who still have some baby teeth. Brackets will not be stable on teeth that are about to be pushed out!