Two-Phase Orthodontics in Briargate, Colorado
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Two-Phase Orthodontics in Briargate, Colorado

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While most parents know they should bring their children to the orthodontist for an evaluation, not all parents understand that this evaluation should first be done around the age of seven years old. The reason to bring them in early is to see if your child can benefit from two-phase orthodontic treatment.

What is Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment?

Two-phase orthodontics are for kids who need to have early orthodontic intervention in addition to later treatment. The purpose is to notice problems with facial growth and structure early enough to avoid a more serious issue in the future. Two-phase orthodontic treatment consists of a first phase around the age of seven, and a second phase during pre-teen or teenage years.

Benefits of Two-Phase Orthodontics

  • Improved breathing
  • Elimination of jaw pain
  • Assistance with certain kinds of speech problems
  • Properly guide the loss of baby teeth and how adult teeth erupt, avoiding impacted teeth
  • Caring for issues like improper jaw shapes, severe malocclusions, and bite issues can help your child avoid dental health problems later

Some signs that your child may need two-phase orthodontic treatment include speech impediments, breathing problems, and crooked or crowded teeth. If you need to make an appointment for your kids to receive an orthodontic evaluation, please call Lockett Orthodontics, our Briargate, Colorado, orthodontist’s office.

 

Posted on Nov 9, 2020

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