Two Phase Treatment
The Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment: What is the Advantage?
The Two-phase orthodontic treatment combines the straightening of your teeth and also makes physical facial changes. This treatment maximizes the amount of correction that can be done to give you a healthy mouth and provide you with aesthetic benefits, too. Dr. Hadavand can evaluate your child starting at the age of seven as their baby teeth are lost, and their adult teeth emerge to ensure that the child’s teeth are coming in properly.
Phase One Treatment
Phase One treatment assists the jaw in developing in such a way as to provide the proper basis for your child’s permanent teeth to emerge. Also, if a child shows signs of having a crowded mouth, the treatment can provide enough space for all his or her permanent teeth, so that none will need to be extracted later. Some appliances may be used during this phase to coax your child’s teeth into a better placement on the jaw.
Plan now to provide your son or daughter with early treatment for possible orthodontic issues or surgeries that might otherwise be needed. Also, having an examination with Dr. Hadavand provides you with records required to keep on top of any dental issues that may crop up in the future. Prevention of dental problems always is preferable to solving larger dental issues later in life.
The Resting Period
During the resting phase of this treatment, your child’s permanent teeth are allowed to emerge naturally. The theory surrounding this concept is that the child’s mouth should have enough room for their permanent teeth to erupt with plenty of room to develop appropriately. When all of the permanent teeth have emerged, Phase Two can begin.
The purpose for Phase Two is to ensure your child’s permanent teeth are in proper alignment, have plenty of room, and look good in his or her mouth. During this phase, upper and lower braces may be required to move the teeth to the right position in the child’s mouth. Retainers might also be necessary to ensure the health and beauty of your child’s smile.