Phase 1 Treatment For Children

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What Is Phased Orthodontics Treatment?

Comprehensive treatment for your child’s orthodontic needs.

Two-phase treatment is a term used to describe the orthodontic treatment for children that is divided into two sections: Phase 1 and Phase 2.

Phase 1 aims to help the jaw develop to accommodate all permanent teeth and improve the fit of the upper and lower jaws.

Phase 2 aligns each tooth with the lips, cheeks, tongue, and other teeth, allowing the teeth to work together. Phase 2 usually involves full braces.

The American Association of Orthodontists … Click to open this link in a new window … (AAO) recommends that children get their first check-up with an AAO orthodontist at the first recognition of an orthodontic problem or at the age of seven.

Know the Symptoms

The earlier the orthodontic treatment, the better for your child.

Here are some common signs that your child may need Phase 1 Treatment:

  • Mouth breathing
  • Facial imbalance
  • Jaws shifting or clicking
  • Cheek biting
  • Crowded or spaced teeth
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Early or late loss of baby teeth

If your child has any of these symptoms, it is essential to come in for a consultation with our friendly, experienced team. … Click to open this link in the same window …

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The How and Why of Phase 1 Treatment

We know how to improve your child’s health and happiness.
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Chung uses a variety of appliances to carry out your child’s Phase 1 Treatment:

  • Palatal Expanders to widen upper and/or lower jaws
  • Habit Appliances to deter harmful oral habits
  • Facemasks or Reverse Pull Headgears to balance upper and lower jaw growth
  • Retainers to keep the Phase 1 Treatment’s results

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Phase 1 Treatment has many benefits:

  • Prevent more serious issues
  • Increase self-esteem and confidence
  • Improve the overall outcome of treatment by helping make the final phase of treatment more efficient and effective

Get Started at Prime Orthodontics

Where the primary concern is you and your smile.

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