Early orthodontic Treatment - phase i
Laying a Strong Foundation
The goal of Phase I orthodontic treatment is to lay the foundation on which the adult teeth will positioned. Early orthodontic intervention allows Dr. Ellis to create adequate space for adult teeth BEFORE these teeth erupt. Phase I treatment can often help to minimize the need for aggressive future orthodontic treatment in the teen years.
Targeting the problem
Early orthodontic treatment is also called PHASE I treatment. Phase I typically takes place around the ages of 7-10 years old. Common conditions that benefit from Phase I orthodontics include narrow dental arches, cross bites, large overbites or underbites, and severely crowded or malpositioned teeth. Treatment can be done in as short a time as a few months and at most 12-15 months.