The two phase process is a special process that works with a child’s growth, properly aligning the jaws while also improving the appearance of the teeth. Permanent teeth should be in harmony with the face, cheeks, tongue and lips for both functional and esthetic purposes.
Dr. Honig a specialist in this procedure, typically begins Phase One when children are about seven or eight years old. The focus of this phase of treatment is on the development of the jaw. The goal is to ensure that the lower and upper jaws fit together properly and is accomplished through the use of specific types of appliances designed for this purpose. Generally, Phase One takes about six months to a year to complete. Following a resting period in which permanent teeth are allowed to erupt, the second phase of the treatment process begins. Phase Two typically starts when the majority of the permanent teeth have grown in and usually involves braces or Invisalign Teen®. This phase of treatment is optimally accomplished without removal of healthy permanent teeth.
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that every child have an orthodontic evaluation no later than the age of seven. Early detection of jaw, bite and tooth problems helps to identify and plan for effective treatments that will prevent more serious problems later on. Dr. Honing and his staff are more than happy to help you assess whether this course of treatment is needed for your child. Dr. Honig’s team of professional’
To learn more about early two-phase orthodontic treatment and whether your child may be a candidate, contact Dr. Gordon Honig for an evaluation. Honig Orthodontics has two office locations in Newark and Middletown, DE. Call today for a free consultation (302) 737-6333 or visit their website at http://www.honigortho.com/
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