Two Phase Treatment
Two phase orthodontic treatment is a process that addresses physical
and facial developmental changes over a period of time. Two-phase
treatments seek to maximize the opportunity to accomplish the ideal
orthodontic results that will last you throughout your life.
At the beginning of the first stage, an orthodontic assessment is
made and a diagnosis/treatment plan is established. During this time,
certain appliances are used to promote the second phase of treatment
when the permanent teeth emerge.
Between both phases, the patient
undergoes a resting period in which all permanent teeth are allowed to
The second phase is initiated when all permanent teeth have erupted,
and usually requires braces for about 24 months. Retainers are worn
after this phase to ensure that the teeth donít shift. The second phase
ensures that permanent teeth end up in their final position. When this
balance is established, the teeth will function together properly,
resulting in a healthy, straight, confident smile. If you live in or
around Tarzana, call or make an
appointment today for a consultation to learn more about specialized two
phase treatment and if it is right for you.
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