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Why early
endodontic treatment?

Early orthodontic treatment, also known as interceptive orthodontics, focuses on identifying and addressing orthodontic issues in children while they are still growing. By initiating treatment at a younger age, we can take advantage of a child's natural growth patterns to guide their teeth and jaws into proper alignment. Early orthodontic treatment offers several benefits, including:

Correcting Bite Alighnment

We prioritize dental emergencies and strive to offer same-day appointments

to alleviate your pain and address your concerns promptly.

Preventing Future Complications

Accidents can lead to broken or fractured teeth. Our skilled dentists will

evaluate the extent of the damage and recommend appropriate treatments, which may include dental bonding, dental crowns, or veneers to restore the tooth's strength and appearance.


Insufficient space in the mouth can cause teeth to become crowded or crooked. Early orthodontic treatment can create space for permanent teeth to erupt and guide them into their proper



An open bite is characterized by a gap between the upper and lower front teeth when the back teeth are biting down. Early orthodontic treatment can help correct open bite, allowing for proper

function and aesthetics.

Thumb Sucking and Oral Habits

Persistent thumb sucking or other oral habits can affect the growth and

alignment of teeth and jaws. Early orthodontic intervention can help address these habits and prevent

long-term dental issues.

Guiding Jaw Development

If you are experiencing a severe toothache or dental pain, we will conduct a thorough examination to determine the cause and provide effective pain management solutions. Our dentists will develop a personalized treatment plan to resolve the underlying issue and restore your oral health.

Improving Oral Health

If you have a knocked-out tooth, it is crucial to seek immediate dental care. Our emergency dental team will guide you through the necessary steps to preserve the tooth and increase

the chances of successful re-implantation. Time is of the essence, so contact us right away for instructions.


Crossbite occurs when the upper and lower jaws are misaligned, causing the upper teeth to sit inside the lower teeth when biting. Early intervention can correct crossbite, promoting proper alignment of the jaws and teeth.

Overbite and Underbite

Overbite refers to excessive vertical overlap of the upper front teeth over the

lower front teeth, while underbite is the opposite, where the lower front teeth protrude beyond the upper front teeth. Early orthodontic treatment can guide the jaws into the correct alignment, correcting these bite issues.

Common Early
Orthodontic Issues

If you believe your child may benefit from early orthodontic treatment, we invite you to schedule a

consultation with our experienced orthodontic team. We will conduct a thorough examination, assess

your child's orthodontic needs, and develop a personalized treatment plan.


At Dandridge Dental, we are committed to providing exceptional early orthodontic care in a friendly and

comfortable environment. Contact us at (334) 699-2220 to take the first step towards a beautifully

aligned smile and optimal oral health for your child.

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