Phase I & Phase II Orthodontic Treatment for Your Child & Teen
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an initial orthodontic exam at 7 years old that can determine alignment problems and foresee potential developmental issues in the teeth and jaw.
PHASE I TREATMENT
Phase I treatment is recommended when there is a moderate to severe orthodontic problem that should not wait until later to be treated. Early orthodontic treatment can reduce overall treatment time, provide room for crowded erupting teeth, preserve space for teeth that have not yet erupted, and reduce the possibility of tooth extraction by manipulating jaw growth and creating facial symmetry. Other potential benefits of Phase 1 Treatment are:
Reducing likelihood of impacted permanent teeth
Reducing or eliminating the need for jaw surgery
Guiding permanent teeth into more favorable positions
Improving position of first molars
Improving speech development
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PHASE II TREATMENT
Phase II treatment positions all the permanent teeth to maximize their appearance and function. With successful Phase I treatment, Phase II treatment can minimize the time spent in full braces or Invisalign to between 12-18 months and can often eliminate extraction of permanent teeth. Dr. Rehrer and his staff will help you determine the most appropriate type of orthodontic care to best suit your needs.