Two-Phase Treatment

What Is The Advantage Of Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment?

Two-phase orthodontic treatment is a specialized process combining tooth straightening and physical, facial changes. Putting off treatment later in life can result in more necessary invasive procedures. Early treatment is the most effective way to achieve long-lasting results.

Phase — One

Phase-One will help your child’s jaw develop in a way that will accommodate permanent teeth and improve the way your upper and lower jaw fit together. Jaw discrepancies can be fixed at a young age, and are much easier to deal with while they’re still growing. Here are two things to keep in mind: 
  • Planning now can save your smile later
    Children benefit tremendously from early phase treatment, and it can even prevent the removal of permanent teeth later in life, or the need for surgery to realign their jaw.
  • Start records to determine your unique treatment
    Orthodontic records will be necessary to determine the type of appliances to be used, the duration of treatment time, and the frequency of visits. It is most helpful if we have a model of the teeth, X-rays, and photographs. Schedule an initial consultation to see if early treatment is necessary.
Rest Period
During the resting period, your child’s teeth will be left alone so they grow in. Phase-One should have created space for your child’s teeth to grow in. Throughout this time you should:
  • Monitor your child’s teeth’s progress
    At the end of Phase-One, your child’s teeth will not be in their final positions. We may need to remove certain primary (baby) teeth to make room for the eruption of adult teeth. Therefore, periodic recall appointments for observation are necessary, usually on a six-month basis.
Phase — Two
During Phase-Two, our team will make sure that each tooth is in the proper position. Your mouth, lips, and teeth work best when they are in equilibrium. This may require braces to be placed on your child’s teeth for about 24 months. Retainers are then worn after the braces are taken off to make sure your beautiful smile doesn’t shift.
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