With reports in the Wall Street Journal and NPR, the controversy surrounding Early Orthodontic Treatment is not new. We’ve been helping patients understand the benefits and drawbacks from early or interceptive orthodontic treatment. It might appear on the surface that early treatment is better for everyone, or it might seem crazy that an orthodontist would ever recommend early treatment. Like most things in life, the answer lies somewhere in the middle. Early treatment is great for some patients, unnecessary for others and questionable for a few.