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Two Phase Treatment

two phase treatment

What is the advantage of two-phase orthodontic treatment?

Two-phase orthodontic treatment is a unique procedure that involves both teeth straightening and facial modifications to the face. The goal of two-phase process is to increase your child’s chances of achieving the optimal healthy, functional, and beautiful result that will last throughout his or her life.

What if treatment is put off?

Delaying treatment may need more intrusive treatment later in life, which may not be able to entirely correct your child’s smile. The most efficient way to get long-term effects is to start treatment as soon as possible.

Phase One

A Foundation for a Lifetime of Beautiful Smiles

Phase One treatment aims to assist the jaw to develop in such a way that it can contain all of the permanent teeth while also improving the fit between the upper and lower jaws. As children grow and develop, they frequently show early indicators of jaw difficulties. Early on, you can see whether a child’s upper jaw is developing too fast or too narrow. If a child over the age of six is determined to have a jaw misalignment, he or she may benefit from early orthodontic treatment. In addition, if children under the age of eight have crowded front teeth, early treatment can avoid the need for permanent tooth extraction later.

  • Proper planning can help you save your child’s smile
    Treatment in the early stages is extremely beneficial to children. Early treatment may help to avoid the need for permanent tooth removal later in life, as well as surgical operations to straighten the already developed jaws.
  • Keeping track of your child’s treatment to assess his or her individual needs
    To decide the type of appliances to be used, the duration of treatment, and the number of visits, orthodontic records will be required. Models of the teeth, X-rays, and pictures make up the records. The doctor will take records at your child’s initial appointment to assess if early treatment is required.

Resting Period

The remaining permanent teeth are left on their own as they sprout naturally during this period. If retaining devices interfere with eruption, they may not be indicated. Allowing the existing permanent teeth to move freely is the greatest option. A successful initial phase will have cleared the way for permanent teeth. Otherwise, they may be harmed or relocated badly.

  • Keeping track of the teeth’s development
    Teeth are not in their ultimate places after the first phase. In the second phase of treatment, this will be identified and achieved. It may be in the best interest of increasing eruption during this resting phase to selectively remove some primary (baby) teeth. As a result, recall appointments for observation are required regularly, usually every six months.

Phase Two

Stay healthy and look attractive

The second phase’s purpose is to ensure that each tooth is in perfect alignment with the lips, cheeks, tongue, and other teeth in the mouth. The teeth will work together appropriately once this harmony is achieved. Full upper and lower braces are frequently used in Phase Two.

The first part began with the creation of orthodontic records and the establishment of a diagnostic and treatment plan. In the initial step, several appliances were employed to straighten and realign the teeth and jaw. When all permanent teeth have emerged, the second phase begins, and braces are normally worn on all teeth for an average of 24 months. After this time, your kid will need to wear retainers to guarantee that they keep their beautiful smile shining forever.