Dental Care Team Ortho
Phase 1 orthodontic treatment, early orthodontic treatment
or interceptive treatment
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child should see an orthodontist by the time they are about 7 years old. Interceptive orthodontics can be used when a child still has some of their baby teeth and before all of their permanent teeth have erupted. Early treatment addresses issues like cross bites, crowding and protruding teeth. Phase 1 treatment alleviates future orthodontic problems by mitigating and correcting current ones.
Phase 2 Comprehensive orthodontics
Phase 2 typically begins once most of the adult teeth are in place and the child’s 12-year molars are close to erupting Phase 2 treatment entails placing braces on all permanent teeth for a period of 18-24 months, to achieve the optimal final result.