What is the advantage of two-phase orthodontic treatment?
Two-phase orthodontic treatment is a unique process that incorporates the straightening of teeth with physical, facial changes. The goal of two-phase treatment is to give you the best chance to get the healthy, functional, and aesthetic result you want that will stay in place for the rest of your life.
What if I delay treatment?
Delaying treatment can lead to more invasive treatment later in life, which may not be able to completely fix your smile, so don’t do that. Early treatment is the best way to get long-term results.
Phase — One
Your base for a life full of confident smiles
One of the goals of Phase-One treatment is to help the jaw grow in a way that will be able to fit all of the permanent teeth. Children often show signs of jaw problems as they grow and change. This can be seen at an early age. An upper that grows too much or is too narrow can be seen. A jaw discrepancy is found in children who are over the age of six. If this is the case, they may be a good candidate for early orthodontics. Early treatment can also help if children have crowded front teeth around the age of seven. This can help avoid having to remove their permanent teeth later on.
Planning works, maximize your smile results by planning ahead.
Children get a lot out of early treatment. Early treatment can help avoid having to remove permanent teeth later in life, or having surgery to realign the jaws.
Records help us determine your best option for treatment
Orthodontic records will be needed to figure out what kind of appliances will be used, how long the treatment will last, and how often the patient will come in. Records are made up of models of the teeth, X-rays, and photos. During your child’s first visit, your doctor will look at records to see if early treatment is needed.
Growth and Guidance
During phase one, the teeth are left alone to grow and erupt. A good first phase will have made room for the permanent teeth to come in. Otherwise, the teeth can become impacted or crowded.
Monitoring your teeth’s progress
At the completion of the first phase, the teeth are not necessarily where they should be. This will be worked out and done in the second phase of treatment. Selective removal of some primary (baby) teeth is sometimes best way to help them grow during this resting phase. Therefore, regular checkups for observation are needed, usually every six months.
Phase — Two
Objective is to build a healthy and attractive smile
The second phase’s purpose is to ensure that each tooth has a precise place in the mouth where it is in symphony with the lips, cheeks, tongue, and other teeth. When this balance is reached, the teeth will work correctly together. Phase two generally includes complete upper and lower braces.
At the start of the first phase, orthodontic records were created, as well as a diagnostic and treatment plan. In the initial step, several kinds of appliances were employed to straighten and reposition the teeth and jaw. The second phase occurs after all permanent teeth have emerged and often entails braces on all teeth for an average of 24 months. Retainers are used following this period to guarantee that your attractive smile is preserved.