Two-Phase Treatment at Rangewood Orthodontics

Our team provides comprehensive orthodontic care that meets the unique needs of each of our patients. For some children and teens, this may include a two-phase treatment plan to achieve the best possible results.

What is Two-Phase Treatment?

Two-Phase Treatment is a comprehensive orthodontic approach that addresses both the growth and development of the jaws, as well as the alignment of the teeth. It consists of two distinct phases of treatment, each with its own specific goals and objectives.

Phase One: Early Interception

During the first phase of Two-Phase Treatment, known as early interception, the focus is on guiding the growth and development of the jaws, correcting bite problems, and creating more space for adult teeth. This phase typically begins between the ages of 6 and 10, when a child's jaw bones are still developing and can be influenced through orthodontic treatment. The goal of phase one is to ensure that the child's jaw and teeth are properly aligned and positioned for the eruption of adult teeth.

Phase Two: Comprehensive Treatment

Once a child has finished phase one of Two-Phase Treatment, they will typically enter a period of observation and monitoring until the eruption of their adult teeth. At this point, the second phase of treatment can begin. The focus of phase two is on correcting the alignment of the teeth, using braces or other orthodontic appliances, to achieve a straight, healthy smile.

Benefits of Two-Phase Treatment

Two- Phase Treatment provides several benefits for children, including:

  • Better long-term outcomes, as the growth and development of the jaws and teeth are guided and optimized.
  • Improved facial aesthetics and symmetry, as the jaws are positioned properly to accommodate the full complement of adult teeth.
  • Reduced treatment time, as phase two of treatment is typically shorter and less complex compared to starting orthodontic treatment in the teenage years or as an adult.
  • Increased comfort and convenience, as the total amount of time spent in braces or other orthodontic appliances is reduced.

Why is Two-Phase Treatment Important?

Two-phase treatment is a valuable approach because it can help to prevent more serious orthodontic problems down the line. By starting treatment early, our team can take advantage of the natural growth and development of your child's jaw and teeth, making it easier to achieve optimal results. This can also reduce the amount of time spent in braces later on, helping to minimize discomfort and inconvenience.

Transform your smile with Rangewood Orthodontics

With our experienced and board-certified orthodontists and state-of-the-art technology, Rangewood Orthodontics provides customized care to families throughout Southern Colorado. Our flexible payment options and affordable prices make achieving a beautiful and healthy smile easier than ever before. Schedule your consultation today and join the thousands of patients who have transformed their smile with Rangewood Orthodontics.

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