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Two Phase Treatment

Why do some patients need Two-Phase Treatment?

Two-phase treatment occurs when a patient is evaluated and needs intervention before starting regular orthodontic treatment, resulting in two separate treatment plans.

What are the benefits of Two-Phase Treatment?

Our goal for your two-phase orthodontic treatment is to give you correctly aligned teeth that provide ideal jaw function and a great smile! Two-Phase treatment can help prevent some problems from getting worse as well as protect the teeth from trauma.

What is Phase I Treatment?

The first phase of treatment, Phase I, usually occurs when the patient is a child and still has some of his or her primary teeth. The Phase I treatment plan can include preventive, interceptive or modifying treatment. Orthodontic appliances may be placed to prevent a problem from occurring, correct a current problem or help direct jawbone growth. Multiple problems with tooth alignment, gums, jaws and facial problems can be corrected with Phase I treatment. Another common added benefit of Phase I treatment can be less Phase II treatment time.

What is Phase II Treatment?

Typically, Phase II treatment is normal orthodontic treatment. This involves placing braces on the patient once his or her permanent teeth have erupted. The braces straighten the permanent teeth and finish correctly aligning the patient’s jaw.