Early Treatment

Early Treatment

Early orthodontic treatment is a very specialized process that encompasses tooth straightening, and physical and facial changes. The major advantage of early treatment is the ability to maximize the opportunity to accomplish the ideal healthy, functional, aesthetic result that will remain stable throughout your life.

First Phase Treatment

Lay the foundation for a lifetime of beautiful teeth. The goal of first phase orthodontic treatment is to develop the right jaw size in order to accommodate all the permanent teeth and to relate the upper and lower jaws to each other. Children sometimes exhibit early signs of jaw problems as they grow and develop. An upper and lower jaw that is growing too much or not enough can be recognized at an early age. If children after age six are found to have this jaw discrepancy, they are candidates for early orthodontic treatment.  

Second Phase Treatment

Stay healthy and look attractive! The goal of the second phase is to make sure each tooth has an exact location in the mouth where it is in harmony with the lips, cheeks, tongue, and other teeth. When this equilibrium is established, the teeth will function together properly. At the beginning of the first phase, orthodontic records were made and a diagnosis and treatment plan was established. Certain types of appliances were used in the first phase, as dictated by the case. The second phase is initiated when all permanent teeth have erupted, and usually requires braces on all the teeth for an average of 18 months. Retainers are worn after this phase to ensure that you preserve your beautiful smile.