EARLY TREATMENT

Phase I & Phase II Orthodontic Treatment for Your Child & Teen

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CHILDREN

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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TEENS

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. 

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