Two-Phase Treatment

WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF TWO-PHASE ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT?

Two-phase orthodontic therapy is a unique procedure that combines teeth straightening with physical, facial modifications. The goal of two-phase therapy is to enhance your child’s chances of achieving the optimal healthy, functional, and beautiful outcome that will last throughout his or her life.

WHAT IF TREATMENT IS PUT OFF?

Delaying therapy may need more invasive treatment later in life, which may not completely restore your child’s smile. Early intervention is the most effective strategy to achieve long-term results.

PHASE ONE

A Baseline for a Lifetime of Stunning Smiles

Phase One therapy aims to aid in the development of the jaw in such a manner that it can accept all permanent teeth and enhance the fit of the upper and lower jaws. As children grow and develop, they often present early indicators of jaw difficulties. Early detection of an upper jaw that is developing too fast or is excessively narrow is possible. If a youngster over the age of six is determined to have this jaw misalignment, he or she may benefit from early orthodontic treatment. Additionally, if children under the age of eight have crowded front teeth, early treatment may avoid the need for permanent tooth extraction later in life.

  • Making records to determine your child’s unique treatment Orthodontic records will be requested to determine the kind of appliances to be used, the duration of treatment, and the number of visits. Tooth models, X-rays, and photographs are included in the records. At the first appointment, the doctor will evaluate your child’s records to determine if early treatment is necessary.

RESTING PERIOD

During this time span, the remaining permanent teeth are left alone to erupt. If retaining devices hinder eruption, they may be contraindicated. It is ideal to keep the permanent teeth that are currently present mobile. After successfully completing the first phase, space will be created for permanent teeth to choose an eruption path.

  • Monitoring the teeth’s progress At the completion of the first phase of treatment, teeth are not in their final positions. This will be determined and carried out during the second phase of therapy. Selective primary (baby) tooth extraction may be essential during this resting time to facilitate eruption. As a consequence, recall sessions for monitoring are necessary on a regular basis, sometimes every six months.

PHASE TWO

Stay healthy and look attractive

The second phase’s objective is to ensure that each tooth has a precise place in the mouth that is in perfect balance with the lips, cheeks, tongue, and adjacent teeth. When this harmonious balance is achieved, the teeth will work correctly together. Phase Two often entails the use of complete upper and lower braces.

The first part began with the creation of orthodontic records and the establishment of a diagnostic and treatment plan. In the first phase, several kinds of appliances were employed to straighten and realign the teeth and jaw. When all permanent teeth have emerged, the second phase starts and often needs braces on all teeth for an average of 24 months. After this time, retainers are used to guarantee that your youngster preserves his or her gorgeous smile.