Comprehensive Phase I & II Orthodontics for Children in Irvine

Irvine Tooth Cafe & Orthodontics specializes in Phase I & II Orthodontics, a two-phase approach to orthodontic treatment designed specifically for children. This approach focuses on guiding the development of the jaw and teeth at an early age to prevent more serious issues later.

Understanding Phase I & II Orthodontics

  • Phase I Orthodontics, typically starting around age 7, focuses on jaw growth, addressing bite problems, and making room for permanent teeth.
  • Phase II Orthodontics usually begins once most permanent teeth have erupted and aims to align and position them correctly.

The Benefits of Early Orthodontic Intervention

Early orthodontic treatment can:

  • Prevent or mitigate more severe orthodontic issues.
  • Reduce the need for tooth extractions or more invasive procedures later.
  • Guide jaw growth and improve facial symmetry.
  • Create a more favorable environment for emerging permanent teeth.

What to Expect During Phase I & II Treatment

During Phase I & II Orthodontic treatment:

  • Customized treatment plans based on your child’s unique dental needs.
  • Use of appliances, partial braces, or other orthodontic devices during Phase I.
  • Full braces or aligners typically used in Phase II for final alignment.
  • Regular follow-ups and adjustments to ensure optimal results.

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