Importance of Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment

Cartoon of a before and after palatal expander.Image by Authority Dental under CC 2.0

Orthodontic treatment isn’t just about creating a more beautiful smile. Braces and retainers shift teeth into their proper positions. This makes it easier to eat, talk and ensure that teeth have full functionality. Do you think your child needs orthodontic treatment? Are their permanent teeth coming in crooked or do they have bite issues? It’s important to bring them to Cibolo Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics for a consultation while they are still young enough for early intervention orthodontics.

What is Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment?

Phase 1 orthodontic treatment is designed for younger children who require pre-orthodontic work. The recommended age to begin is usually around age 7 or 8. Young patients have developing jaw bones that can still be manipulated, making phase 1 orthodontic treatment an ideal fit. Various types of appliances can help mitigate overbite and underbite issues. They can prevent more intensive, invasive procedures in the patient’s teenage and adult years. Phase 1 orthodontic treatment can also help curb bad habits like thumb sucking or tongue thrusting.

Why is Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment Good for Young Patients?

One of the reasons why phase 1 orthodontic treatment is ideal for young patients is it reduces the amount of time your child might need to wear braces. Palatal expanders can create more space for permanent teeth to grow in naturally. Space maintainers can help guide teeth into the proper place. Children with more complex bite issues, overcrowding, or missing teeth might be candidates for additional treatment. Our Cibolo orthodontist will help you determine the right treatment plan for them.

Comprehensive, Affordable Orthodontic Treatment in Cibolo, TX

Schedule an appointment with our friendly, knowledgeable staff at Cibolo Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. An evaluation is a good idea, even if you aren't sure whether or not your child may need braces. Dr. Konstantoni will assess your child’s unique needs to develop the perfect treatment plan. We also see adult patients! Don’t let budgetary constraints stop you or your child from receiving the orthodontic care you need. We offer flexible financing options to cater to patients of all financial backgrounds. Give us a call or schedule an appointment online to get started!

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