Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment
Phase 1 treatment is recommended for children who exhibit early signs of jaw problems. Children, starting at age 7, can benefit from Phase 1 treatment by wearing an appliance that helps to create a good foundation for their adult teeth. These appliances can be upper, lower, or both. Most appliances expand the jaw to accomodate teeth, but they can also correct jaw shape and help create an optimal relationship between the upper and lower jaw. Since children are growing rapidly this is the best time to do interceptive treatment and it can cut down on the time neccessary for phase 2 treatment. Phase 2 treatment begins when all baby teeth have been lost and all adult teeth have come in.
In our continuous effort to provide the best in orthodontic treatment for our patients, we are proud to offer Propel®, an advanced orthodontic technique that works with your braces or aligners to fast track your orthodontic treatment. This exciting technology allows us to get most patients finished early, sometimes in half or a third of the usual time. While each patient varies, many patients can now have their orthodontic treatment completed in just months instead of years!
Propel® works with your own biology to stimulate the bone surrounding your teeth; helping the teeth to move faster and more predictably into their ideal position so we can reveal your new smile faster and in fewer visits to our office.
We provide Propel for Invisalign and braces, offering complimentary consultations to all. If you would like to accelerate your orthodontic treatment today, then ask us about Propel®!