After phase 1 orthodontics comes the phase 2 orthodontic treatment. Phase 1 orthodontic treatment is most commonly provided to young patients who are still waiting for their permanent teeth to come in. Do you wish to know more details about phase 1 orthodontics? Please check out our service section: https://www.waltersortho.com/specialty/children-phase-one-orthodontics/.
During this phase of treatment, braces and specialized retainers are used for the aesthetics, functionality, and stability of the teeth. In this stage, the dentist replaces the missing teeth and removes or brings down the teeth out of position or the Tones that fail to erupt.
This phase begins after the eruption of all permanent teeth, which might require braces on all the teeth for a few months. The duration of the treatment will depend on the severity of the dental issue. After this phase, the dentist would recommend wearing retainers to ensure your child retains his or her beautiful smile.
The advantages of Phase 2 treatment on your child’s teeth are as follows:
Ensure teeth are in their proper places
Provide maximum functionality
Have a healthy bite for life
Get a pleasing appearance with a healthy, beautiful smile.
At Evrigenis and Walters orthodontics, we ensure to keep in check the growth and development of your child’s teeth, so that he/ she gets the right treatment at the right time.
The signs that indicate your child is a good candidate for Phase 2 Orthodontics:
Begin losing baby teeth early or before the age of 5
Problems while biting or chewing
Continue the habit of thumb-sucking after age 5
If the teeth are not fitting together or are misaligned
If teeth get crowded at the age of 7 or 8
If the upper or lower teeth are protruding
If you are looking for more information on two-phase orthodontic treatment, call us at (916) 575-9990 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your consultation today. We will be happy to guide you towards taking the necessary steps in getting started with your child’s treatment.