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Two-Phase Treatment


WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF TWO-PHASE ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT?

Two-phase treatment includes a phase where the doctors simply monitor the patient for the right time to intervene. Two-phase treatment seeks to increase the chances to accomplish a gorgeous new smile!

WHAT IF TREATMENT IS PUT OFF?

Not seeking treatment at the right time can cause your child to be ineligible for early treatment and therefore miss the opportunity to avoid more invasive treatments later on in life. Early treatment is the most effective treatment to reach lasting results.

PHASE ONE

Guiding growth and development.

With phase one treatment, the goal is to guide the development of the jaw in a way that will accommodate all of the permanent teeth and improve the relationship between the upper and lower jaws. From an early age, we can identify any forming issues with the permanent teeth and we can begin correcting them at that time.

  • Planning now can create a beautiful smile in the future.Children benefit tremendously from early-phase treatment. Receiving early treatment may prevent the removal of permanent teeth later in life, or the need for surgical procedures to realign the jaws.

    The main benefit for children who receive phase 1 treatment is that they can avoid these types of surgical procedures.

  • Making records to determine your child’s unique treatment
    We collect orthodontic records that will help us establish a diagnosis and a treatment plan with all the necessary details for you to receive a personalized education. During your child’s initial consultation.

RESTING PERIOD

During this phase, the teeth are left alone to erupt. On occasion, retaining devices are not recommended if they impact the rest of the tooth movement. If everything went as planned with the first phase, everything should be set up and ready to begin the resting period.

  • Monitoring the teeth’s progress

    The first phase of treatment has concluded and the teeth are not in the final position. The fine-tuning of the smile is accomplished during the second phase of treatment. If any of the permanent teeth are impacted, the doctor will likely schedule targeted removal of the primary teeth to enhance the eruption space. During this time, you typically come in once every 6 months for quick progress checks.

PHASE TWO

Stay healthy and look attractive

During the second phase of treatment, the smile is fine-tuned using upper and lower braces if necessary. The goal is to create facial balance while increasing the function of the mouth. This phase takes place after all of the permanent teeth have erupted and jaw growth has been properly directed. Retainers are recommended after this phase to ensure that your child retains their beautiful smile.