Two-Phase Treatment

This orthodontic strategy for children starts with early intervention to guide jaw and tooth development, followed by alignment of all permanent teeth to optimize oral function and aesthetics. This approach helps prevent more complex issues later on.

Phase One

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.

image of a boy smiling in a dental chair

Phase Two

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!

smiling child with braces looking up

  • 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.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about two-phase treatment in and around Montvale, contact our office today!

Contact Montvale Orthodontics See All Orthodontic Services Request An Appointment

Montvale Orthodontics

305 W Grand Ave, Suite 600
Montvale, NJ 07645
View Map


Monday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (every other week)



Email Address

[email protected]