Smile at the World Orthodontics offers two-phase orthodontic treatment in Temple, Texas, to maximize the effects of your treatments and create healthy, aesthetic results that you can enjoy for the rest of your life. Call 254-773-8028 today to learn more about two-phase orthodontic treatment and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Knowles.
Two-phase orthodontic treatment consists of two stages of treatments. It is recommended that neither of these stages be delayed, as putting off treatment can result in a need for more invasive treatments later, which may not be as effective as the original treatment would have been.
Phase One treatment is designed to help your jaw develop to accommodate all of your permanent teeth, and help your upper and lower jaws fit together correctly. Children often exhibit signs of jaw problems as they grow and develop. Careful attention and care during this early stage can prevent future problems. Our orthodontist can provide treatments that will allow your child’s jaws and teeth to develop correctly, avoiding the need for tooth extractions and more invasive surgical procedures later in life. During an initial evaluation, our orthodontist will determine if early treatment is needed, and if so, when it should begin.
Between the two phases of treatment is a resting period. During this phase, teeth are left to develop on their own, as a successful first phase will have created room for permanent teeth to emerge without problem. Our orthodontist will monitor the progress of your teeth during this period to ensure that everything develops correctly.
During Phase Two, our orthodontist will carefully evaluate your teeth and jaws, and provide treatments necessary to making sure that each tooth in your mouth is in harmony with your lips, cheeks, tongue, and other teeth, and that your jaws work together correctly. Phase Two generally involves wearing full upper and lower braces for an average of 24 months. Retainers are used following this phase to ensure that your beautiful smile does not shift.