What is the advantage of two-phase treatment?

Two-phase treatment is an orthodontic treatment focusing on teeth alignment and visible facial changes. It is an ideal solution to accomplish maximum dental health, functionality, and aesthetics that will remain stable throughout your life.

What if I put off treatment?

If you start two-phase treatment in your early years and give up midway, it can cause you to need more invasive treatment later in life.

Phase One
Setting a foundation for a lifetime of a beautiful smile

Phase one or interceptive phase is when your orthodontist will focus on your jaw development to promote ideal teeth alignment. Proper jaw development is crucial to healthier teeth growth as it helps improve the way upper and lower jaws fit together and make room for more erupting teeth without causing crowding or misplacement. Jaw development problems are often exhibited early in life. If your child is over the age of six and displays signs of jaw inconsistency, it is good to go for interceptive treatment. Crowded front teeth in children over the age of 8 are also a visible sign of jaw maldevelopment. Dr. Naidu is an expert at planning a customized treatment plan for each patient and will help your child in living a healthier life by preventing severe issues.

Planning now can save your smile later

The results of phase one treatment in younger patients are tremendously rewarding. Early treatment can prevent your child from going through surgical procedures.
We collect the necessary orthodontic records to determine the nature of treatment required for our young patients and immediately start their journey to a healthier and more beautiful smile. It’s not always important to start the process immediately, if the patient isn’t ready, we just monitor their growth to prevent anything serious.

Resting Period

After your child goes through the interceptive phase, their permanent teeth are then left to erupt completely. Depending on your child’s growth and requirements, they may or may not be required to wear retainers during the rest phase. After a successful first phase, there will be enough room for the teeth to erupt normally in their place.

Monitoring your teeth’s progress

The first phase doesn’t result in putting teeth in their final position. It just lays a better foundation for the erupting teeth as your child is still in their growing phase. We monitor your child’s growth process to ensure ideal teeth eruption sometimes by removing primary teeth that may hinder the healthy growth of erupting permanent teeth. Only half the work is done in phase one which is why it is important to complete the two-phase treatment by going through both phases successfully.

Phase Two
Stay healthy, look attractive

Healthy is the new beauty standard. If you look and feel your best, you glow differently. Our aim with the second phase of two-phase orthodontic treatment is to make sure each tooth fits perfectly in its desired place and stays stable for a lifetime.

After the healthy growth of your teeth, it is important to make sure it harmonizes with your overall facial structure. Dr. Naidu uses different appliances and techniques required to achieve optimal final results. You have waited so long for your perfect smile, it is only sensible to ensure stability now. That’s why we put extra attention to details such as the equilibrium of your new positioning with your lips, cheeks, and tongue. You will also have to wear retainers for some time to ensure your great smile remains the same for years to come.