Early Orthodontic Treatment
Shaping growth and planning for future smiles.
What is Early Treatment?
Early treatment—also known as Phase I—typically begins between ages 7-9, while Phase II will begin around age eleven or older.
During your visit the doctor will evaluate your child’s growth and development and provide you with a detailed plan for your child’s treatment.
In many cases, an early phase of treatment is not needed. In these cases, the Dr. will follow your child’s growth and development until he or she is ready for braces. This is a service provided to you as a courtesy, at no cost to you.
Why is Phase I Treatment Important?
Enhancing the growth of the jaw and correcting certain bite concerns early, such as an underbite, crossbite, or crowding, eliminates more aggressive lengthy forms of treatment including permanent tooth extractions and surgery.
Other orthodontic problems such as crowding of the teeth, too much space between the teeth, jaw growth problems, protruding teeth, early or late loss of baby teeth, or thumb-sucking habits are all scenarios in which children can benefit from early treatment.
Additional advantages include increased self-esteem and improved breathing (expansion treatment).
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Kind Words from Our Community
Every person on the team is super friendly and patient. My little guy had to have quite a bit of work done but they made him feel so comfortable and celebrated his bravery afterward. He went home telling everyone he wanted to go back to the dentist every day after school. You can tell they love what they do and they genuinely care, most importantly the kiddos can feel it!
My daughter and I love Dr. A. She is so kind and funny we would recommend this Ortho Office any day - it's the best hand down, and we can't forget about Dr. G he's also amazing!