What is the advantage of two-phase orthodontic treatment?
Two-phase orthodontic therapy is a unique procedure that involves both teeth straightening and aesthetic modifications to the face. The goal of two-phase intervention is to increase your child’s chances of achieving the optimal healthy, practical, and beautiful outcome that will last throughout his or her life.
What if treatment is put off?
Delaying therapy may lead to more intrusive treatment later in life, which may not be able to entirely correct your child’s grin. The most efficient way to get long-term effects is to start therapy as soon as possible.
A Foundation for a Lifetime of Beautiful Smiles
Phase One treatment aims to assist the jaw to grow in such a manner that it can accept all of the permanent teeth while also improving the fit between the upper and lower jaws. As children grow and develop, they often show early indicators of jaw difficulties. Early on, you can see whether your upper jaw is developing too fast or is too narrow. If a youngster 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 may avoid the need for permanent tooth extraction later.
- Planning now can save your child’s smile later Treatment at an early age is very 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 jaws.
- Evaluating your child’s needs To decide the kind of appliances to be used, the length 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 collect records at your child’s first appointment to assess whether early treatment is required.
The remaining permanent teeth are left alone when they emerge 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 to emerge. Otherwise, they may be harmed or relocated badly.
- Monitoring the teeth’s progress Teeth are not in their precise places after the first phase of treatment. During the second phase of treatment, this will be identified and achieved. It may be in the best interest of improving eruption during this resting period to selectively remove some primary (baby) teeth. As a result, recall visits for observation are required regularly, generally every six months.
Stay healthy and look attractive
The purpose of the second phase is to ensure that each tooth is in perfect alignment with the lips, cheeks, tongue, and other teeth in the mouth. The teeth will be able to work together correctly once this harmony is achieved. Full upper and lower braces are frequently used in Phase Two.
Orthodontic records were created at the start of the first phase, along with a diagnostic and treatment plan. To straighten and realign the teeth and jaw in the initial phase, several appliances were employed. When all permanent teeth have emerged, the second phase starts, and braces are normally worn for an average of 24 months on all teeth. After this time, your kid will need to wear retainers to keep his or her lovely grin.