Phase One Orthodontics has never been easier
Your child’s smile is one of the most precious things in the world, and you’d do anything to make sure it’s healthy, happy, and strong throughout their lifetime.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child should see an orthodontist by the time they are about 7 years old. Why? Because by this time, all of the baby teeth should have erupted, and this will allow an orthodontist to see how a child’s teeth, jaw, and face are developing. With these early appointments, they’ll be able to spot any existing problems as well as recommend treatment. Phase one appliances are designed for children who are still developing their adult teeth. They help correct bite problems and jaw growth issues early, which can prevent more severe dental problems in the future.
There are actually many different types of “Phase One” types of appliances that are engineered to solve different things. The most common appliances we use are:
- Bite Plates
- Habit appliances (for tongue thrust for thumb/finger habits)
- Combination appliances: expander/bite plates, expander/tongue cribs, expander with anterior springs
- Limited phase of braces (selected teeth)
- Space maintainers
- Night Guards
Phase one appliances can prevent more severe dental problems from developing later in life. By correcting bite problems and jaw growth issues early, children can avoid extensive orthodontic treatments in the future. Phase one appliances can also improve facial symmetry and overall appearance, boost self-confidence, and reduce the risk of dental injuries.
These appliances are highly effective in correcting bite problems and jaw growth issues in children. They work by guiding the growth of the jaw and teeth into their correct positions. Treatment typically lasts 6-12 months, and regular check-ups are necessary to monitor progress. Early intervention can lead to more efficient and effective orthodontic treatment in the long run. By correcting problems early, children can avoid more invasive and costly treatments in the future.
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