Prevent problems later
Two-Phase orthodontic treatment allows us to make early adjustments to your child’s jaw while it is still growing. We can help adjust it and guide the teeth as they come in, ensuring the mouth has enough room for all of them. Children who undergo Two-Phase treatment may avoid orthodontic complications down the road, such as needing a tooth removed before getting braces.
Increase dental health
The most significant advantage of Two-Phase treatment is ensuring better dental health for your child. Early treatment reduces the need for later interventions, setting up your child for improved appearance and comfort.
We can recognize candidates for early orthodontic treatment as young as 7 years old. Children may have upper or lower jaws growing at different rates. One may be growing too much, or the other may be growing too little. Early treatment aims to make room for all the permanent teeth and ensure the upper and lower jaws align properly.
The resting period provides needed recovery time for your child’s mouth. This phase gives the permanent teeth time to come in, allowing them to move freely for a bit. Phase One should provide the teeth with plenty of room to erupt comfortably.
During Phase Two, most children get braces and wear them for 24 months or more. The process begins once all the child’s permanent teeth have grown in. The teeth are not yet in the correct positions, so the braces can move them to the correct spots. Once every tooth is in its place, the child gets their braces off and wears retainers to keep their new smile in place.
As your orthodontist in Plano, TX, Goldreich Orthodontics has Phase Two braces available. We can discuss your child’s needs and help you determine the best treatment plan. Our team provides premier care, and you will enjoy a high-quality experience with us.
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