For some patients, orthodontic treatment is more effective if it is divided into two stages or phases. The first phase is during a child's younger years, around 6-12 years old, when they are developing. The second phase occurs after all adult teeth have erupted, usually during their early teen years.
The goal of phase one treatment is to create a strong, healthy foundation. We can use various methods, such as a rapid palatal expander or limited braces, to ensure the patient's jaw develops in a way that will accommodate all the permanent teeth. This can help your child avoid the need avoid the need for full braces or treatment later and to prevent future complications like extractions or jaw surgery, as well as to ensure a better overall outcome.
Phase two treatment involves making sure each tooth is perfect and in its exact position. This typically includes a set of braces for a very brief amount of time possibly some easy Invisalign Express.
Patients who have undergone phase one treatment often do not need any further treatment at all!
Consultations include x-rays, photos, digital scans, 3D models, and a comprehensive evaluation. You will be given a thorough treatment plan that is customized to meet your child's individual needs.
Our goal is to equip you with all of the information you need to make the best decision for you and your child!
Call or Text us at 724-846-9666 if you have any questions or would like to get scheduled.