Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment
The Art of Making a Healthy and Beautiful Smile
Why is Two-Phase Treatment Beneficial?
The purpose of two-phase treatment is to maximize the opportunity to accomplish the ideal healthy, functional, aesthetic result that will remain stable throughout your life.
Early treatment is most effective for achieving lasting results and consists of two phases; Phase I, to enhance the jaw developments, and Phase II, to ensure that the teeth are where they’re supposed to be.
What is Phase I Treatment?
Phase I is accomplished in 8-12 months and followed up by a resting period. Retaining devices are used short-term and are eliminated when permanent canines begin to erupt. It is best to allow the existing permanent teeth some natural freedom of movement to best settle into the bite making Phase II highly efficient. A successful first phase will have created room for permanent teeth to find an eruption path and developed the jaws to enhance the way in which the jaws grow and relate to each other. This creates the best foundation for permanent teeth with regard to aesthetics and function.
At the end of the first phase of treatment, teeth are not in their final positions. This will be determined and accomplished in the second phase of treatment once all permanent teeth have come in. Timing is critical, and therefore, periodic recall appointments for observation are necessary, usually on a six-month basis.
What is Phase II Treatment?
Phase II begins when all permanent teeth have erupted and is completed most of the time in 12-24 months. Retainers are worn after this phase to ensure you retain your beautiful smile.
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