Early Treatment

We encourage parents to bring their child for an initial exam at age 7. While often treatment is not needed at this age, this early screening gives Dr. Keller the opportunity to address any growth and development issues. Periodic monitoring as a child grows ensures that any treatment needed will be planned for the optimal time to minimize cost and maximize results.

Sometimes it's necessary to have two phases of treatment to achieve the best results.  Prudent intervention with a Phase 1 treatment guides growth and development, corrects existing skeletal problems, and prevents serious problems later. After Phase 1 treatment there is often a "holding period" to wait for additional development. Then, when the time is right, Dr. Keller will correct the bite and alignment of all the permanent teeth.