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. The purpose of two-phase treatment is to maximize the opportunity to accomplish the ideal healthy, functional, and aesthetic result that will remain stable throughout your life.
What if I put off treatment?
Putting off treatment can result in a need for more invasive treatment later in life that may not completely fix your smile. Early treatment is most effective for achieving lasting results.
Build your foundation for a lifetime of beautiful smiles
Phase One treatment focuses on the proper development of the jaw to accommodate all your permanent teeth and improve sync between the upper and lower jaws.
It is easy to spot jaw problems in children. It could be that the upper jaw is growing too much or too narrow. Or, an eight year old kid have crowded teeth. These cases are subject for an early orthodontic treatment.
Plan now to save your beautiful smile later
Children can benefit a lot from early-phase treatment more than what you can think of. This will prevent permanent teeth removal on their adult years, or undergo surgical procedures.
Make records to determine your unique dental treatment
Keeping orthodontic records will help your doctor determine the type of appliances to be used, the treatment duration, and the frequency of visits. Records may include models of the teeth, X-rays, and photographs. The doctor will use those records to evaluate the need for early treatment.
Monitoring your teeth's progress
After the first phase of treatment, teeth are still not in their final positions. Thus, the second phase treatment exists. This may include selective removal of certain baby teeth to enhance eruption during this resting phase. You can expect to have periodic appointments for observation which usually lasts for six months.
Stay healthy and look attractive
The second phase focuses on ensuring that each tooth is growing in the right position syncing with the lips, cheeks, tongue, and other teeth. This then promotes proper teeth function. This phase usually involves full upper and lower braces for an average of 24 months.
You can start the second phase when all the permanent teeth have erupted. After this phase are retainers so you can retain your beautiful smile.