Phase I Orthodontics
The primary objective of this first phase is to prepare your child’s jaw size to accommodate the development of permanent teeth. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that your child get a check-up with an orthodontist at the first recognition of the existence of an orthodontic problem, but no later than age 7. Getting a start on potential problems early is crucial, as we can often fix issues before they start to affect permanent teeth. While many children won’t require immediate treatment at this age, our orthodontist will recommend when and how best to proceed.
Phase 1 orthodontic treatments vary from patient to patient and at Brush Hollow Orthodontics, we recognize this. We attend to every case based on its own unique demands and our experts are available to fully explain all necessary steps to you during your consultation. Additionally, we treat our underage patients with the utmost care in a vibrant and child-friendly environment. With us, you can be sure that your child is in safe and competent hands.
After the first phase is complete, there will be a resting period during which the rest of your child’s permanent teeth will grow in. The ultimate goal of Phase I is to make sure all of the teeth have ample space for entry. Phase II, if necessary, is where we make sure all the teeth have a good position in the mouth and are straight. Once this treatment is complete, your child will have an attractive smile that will last them a lifetime.
Benefits of Phase 1 Orthodontics
- Corrects malpositioned teeth.
- Helps guide the growth of permanent teeth.
- Helps develop healthy and attractive teeth from an early age.
- Helps relate the upper and lower jaws to each other.