interceptive orthodontics

interceptive orthodontics

[in′tər·sep′tiv]
that phase of orthodontics concerned with elimination of a condition such as crossbite or spacing that might lead to the development of malocclusion.

in·ter·cep·tive or·tho·don·tics

(intĕr-septiv ōrthō-dontiks)
Dental practice of assessing children's occlusion early, even though normal, to avoid later need of prosthodontics.

interceptive orthodontics,

n an extension of preventive orthodontics that may include minor local tooth movement in an otherwise normally developing dentition.
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He describes the history of the field in India; infection control in the pediatric dental clinic; clinic set-up; examination, diagnosis, and treatment planning; radiology; child development and behavior management; nutritional considerations; eruption of teeth, disturbances, and management; the development of dentition, the nasomaxillary complex, and mandible; and preventive and interceptive orthodontics.
preventive and interceptive orthodontics including the design and use of appliances for space maintainance, correction of dental crossbite and single tooth movement.
Another aspect of interceptive orthodontics is the timely removal of primary teeth so that they do not block or deflect the underlying permanent teeth from their proper eruptive paths.
Today, dental appliances are experiencing dramatic growth as alternative treatments, both preventative and cosmetic, for procedures such as adult tooth movement, bleaching, interceptive orthodontics and for the treatment of sleep apnea.
Subsequent sections cover growth and development, classification and etiology, diagnosis and diagnostic aids, biomechanics, prevention and interceptive orthodontics, treatment planning, instruments, appliances, correction, surgery, retention and relapse, laboratory procedures, and recent advances.
taking advantage of the many facets of interceptive orthodontics (braces), with a goal of reducing the time required or need for future orthodontic treatment; and