Our team at Hamilton & Manuele Orthodontics understands that the majority of oral issues can be prevented through early treatments. With our two-phase orthodontic treatment plans, Dr. Hamilton and Dr. Manuele can evaluate your child’s oral condition and identify any growth patterns that may cause future problems. These issues are addressed and treated during the early childhood years, before full development has occurred.
Two-phase orthodontic treatment is a specialized process combining tooth straightening and physical, facial changes. Typically, this treatment plan is available to younger children as a means to help prevent more intense and complex treatment later on. The purpose of two-phase treatment is to maximize the opportunity to accomplish an ideal, healthy, function, and aesthetic result that will remain stable throughout your child’s life.
The goal of Phase One treatment is to help the jaw develop in a way that will accommodate all of the permanent teeth and improve the way the upper and lower jaws fit together. Often we are able to find and treat a jaw discrepancy at a young age and thus prevent the need for a future, more invasive treatment plan.
After the first phase of treatment, there is a resting period where any remaining permanent teeth can erupt undisturbed and our orthodontists will continue to monitor your child’s growth.
During the second phase of treatment, we focus on making sure that each tooth remains in its proper position and that everything aligns properly. This phase often includes braces or Invisalign®. We invite you to call or visit our office to learn more about our two-phase orthodontic treatment plans and to schedule your appointment with Dr. Hamilton and Dr. Manuele today.