Phase 2 Orthodontics

Phase 2 Orthodontics

Phase 2 orthodontics is a specialized process that is followed by patients who have completed their treatment with phase 1 orthodontics. Phase 2 treatment, also known as comprehensive orthodontic treatment, occurs once all of the permanent teeth have erupted. This phase of treatment involves braces, aligners, and other appliances to help align the teeth and jaw. The amount of time this treatment lasts depends on the alignment issues that need to be corrected.

Who Can Benefit From Phase 2 Orthodontics?

Orthodontists typically recommend phase 2 orthodontics for patients who need a more complicated orthodontic treatment and/or had significant issues that they either did not address during phase 1 or did not correct completely.

One of the most common reasons why patients may complete phase 2 orthodontics is to use retainers to ensure that their teeth do not shift back into their original positions. Other reasons that patients may complete phase 2 include:

  • To correct minor issues with spacing, crowding, or bite alignment
  • To repair damage due to previous orthodontic treatment
  • To correct tooth shape or minor misalignment issues

When To Begin Phase 2 Treatment?

After your child’s teeth are corrected in Phase 1, an orthodontist will monitor their development. If additional orthodontic work is necessary, your child may be referred to an orthodontist who specializes in Phase 2 treatment. At around age 12, the permanent teeth have usually come in, and your child’s jaw has stopped growing. This is the ideal time to begin phase 2 treatment.

When Are Phase 2 Braces Needed?

Phase 2 orthodontic treatment typically occurs between the ages of 11 and 13. At this age, molars have started to erupt, and adult teeth are starting to emerge. At this stage, children may experience the following:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Misplaced midline

If a child has dental problems like these, phase 2 orthodontic treatment may be recommended.

The second phase of orthodontic treatment helps correct the occlusion (bite), as well as further straighten the teeth. This correction also helps to prevent future dental problems, such as tooth wear and tooth loss.

What Are The Benefits of Phase 2 Orthodontics?

During phase 2 orthodontic treatment, your orthodontist will commonly use braces or InvisalignTM to correct bite and alignment issues that have not already been resolved in phase 1 treatment. Phase 2 orthodontics is used to treat moderate orthodontic issues. Treatment with braces or Invisalign aligners can improve your smile by straightening the teeth, correcting the bite, and fixing problems with the jaw. Phase 2 treatment typically lasts between 6 months and two years and may require frequent visits to your orthodontist.

What Happens Once Phase 2 Orthodontics is Complete?

Once your treatment is complete, you will need to wear a retainer (or ‘retainer’) to hold your teeth in their new positions. The length of time you need to wear your retainer will be decided by your dentist or orthodontist. It will also be different for every patient.

To find out more about the dental services offered at Pobanz Orthodontics, call (801)-627-0500 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 1508 Skyline Dr Ste 200 South Ogden, UT 84405 or 2717 N Hwy 89, Ste. 300, Pleasant View, Utah 84404.

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1508 Skyline Dr Ste 200, South Ogden, UT 84405

Phone: (801) 627-0500

Email: pobanzorthodontics@webracem.com

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2717 N Hwy 89, Ste. 300, Pleasant View, Utah 84404

Phone: (801) 627-0500

Email: pobanzorthodontics@webracem.com

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  • FRI - SUN: Closed
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