Two-phase orthodontic/orthopedic treatment is a very specialized process that encompasses jaw and facial charges (orthopedics) and tooth straightening (orthodontics). The emphasis today on living longer, staying healthy, and looking attractive requires optimum treatment results. The major advantage of two-phase treatment is to maximize the opportunity to accomplish the ideal healthy, functional, aesthetic, and comfortable result that will remain stable. The first phase of orthodontics is commonly referred to as the interceptive phase and the second phase is the corrective phase. An orthodontic evaluation is necessary to determine if your child is a good candidate for two-phase orthodontics.
The goals of first phase treatment (interceptive) are:
The goals of second phase treatment are:
The disadvantage of waiting for complete eruption of the permanent teeth and having only one phase of treatment is the possibility of a compromised result that may not be functionally healthy or stable and may require preventable adult tooth extraction or jaw surgery.
Home | Pediatric Dentistry Patient Information | Pediatric Dentistry Procedures Amherst, NY | Meet Our Pediatric Dentists Amherst, NY
Braces Amherst, NY | For Our Patients| Contact Our Pediatric Dental Office Amherst, NY | Referring Doctors| Site Map | Disclaimer
Dental Website Design by PBHS 2008©