In Montvale, NJ, and Across Bergen County
Children in two-phase orthodontic treatment begin phase 1 between the ages of 7 and 11 before all permanent teeth have set in. This stage is frequently utilized to create a strong foundation for permanent teeth and repair jaw development issues that may require extraction or surgery later.
A resting period occurs between the two stages to allow for the development of permanent teeth. During this time, retainers may be advised.
After all permanent teeth have come, phase 2 normally begins. This last step of therapy includes complete braces or aligner treatment to ensure all teeth are properly aligned and in harmony with the lips, cheeks, and tongue. Phase 2 is when your gorgeous, healthy smile comes together!
For many young patients, two-phase therapy is an appropriate alternative. Our orthodontic care produces healthy smiles, prevents complications, and reduces the chance of a patient requiring future extractions or surgery by initiating orthodontic therapy early. If your kid is getting two-phase therapy, you can be confident that their smile is in capable hands!
What is the advantage of two-phase orthodontic treatment?
Two-phase orthodontic treatment is a very specialized process that encompasses straightening the teeth, as well as physical and facial changes. The major advantage of a two-phase treatment is to maximize the opportunity to accomplish the ideal healthy, functional, aesthetic result that will remain stable throughout your life.
What if I delay treatment?
There can be some disadvantages to having only one phase of treatment. Prolonging treatment while waiting for the eruption of all the permanent teeth causes patients with a jaw discrepancy to face the possibility of a compromised result that may not be stable.
If you have more questions about two-phase treatment in and around Montvale, contact our office today!