Phase I and Phase II Orthodontics
Wouldn’t you love to make your child’s smile not only healthy and functional but also aesthetically pleasing? As a top rated orthodontist in both Connecticut and New York City and, Dr. Bina Park can help achieve these goals through the use of two phase orthodontic treatments.
The treatments involve teeth straightening and physical facial changes that are meant to establish a foundation for optimal oral health while providing monitoring and specific adjusting until full treatment is completed.
Phase I Treatment
During this early phase, Dr. Park will optimize upper and lower jaw development to ensure an excellent fit as well as create sufficient room to accommodate permanent teeth. Phase I is vital to establishing healthy oral guidelines and will include early evaluations and care should conditions that need repair be detected.
Following a successful phase I, the remaining permanent teeth are able to erupt with sufficient space and proper guidance in placement. Final tooth positioning however will be attained in phase 2. Dr. Park may also recommend retaining devices during this period.
Phase II Treatment
This final phase can only occur after all the permanent teeth have erupted and ensures that each tooth is in the most favorable position in relation to other teeth, surrounding lips, cheeks and tongue. During this period, more traditional orthodontic treatments such as braces and retainers may also be used.
Choosing to proceed with two phase treatments entails plenty of considerations and a involves a commitment that will result in long-term advantages. With plenty of orthodontists in New York City to choose from, we look forward to not only providing a service, but growing with you and your family! Please call our office today for a consultation.