The advantage of two-phase orthodontic therapy is preventing orthodontic issues that could become more serious if they are left to treatment after they have developed. Optimizing the treatment of orthodontic issues begins during childhood when the facial bones have not fully developed and become permanent.
Phase I occurs when the first permanent teeth erupt in childhood. Treatment involves intercepting problems before they become more severe and difficult to treat. Interceptive procedures can make difficult orthodontic procedures more manageable in the future.
Phase II treatment occurs after all the permanent teeth have erupted. The goal of this stage is to achieve optimal alignment and bite, and making sure that all the teeth work together properly. This phase of treatment often involves the use of full braces. Braces, however, now come in many different types, materials and colours, allowing you to live with a comfortable smile during any stage of treatment.