Early Orthodontic treatment, also known as interceptive or Phase 1 treatment, is the first stage of a potentially two-step orthodontic treatment. These two-step orthodontic treatments typically involve aligning teeth and jaws in growing children when needed. A properly aligned foundation of the jaws and teeth is created during phase one by promoting normal jaw and dental development. Dental problems such as early or late loss of baby teeth, misplaced or crowded teeth, under bites, over bites, anterior cross bites, and posterior crossbites are best treated at an early age with this orthodontic treatment. Additionally, underlying airway problems can be assessed and treated when seen. Studies have shown that restricted airway issues can lead to ADD/ADHD, snoring, and sometimes sleep apnea in children. For this reason, The American Aligner Society recommends children see an Orthodontist by the age of four (4) in order to advise parents of potential problems that may be developing in their child.