Are you unsure of how to start their treatment process? Do you worry their baby teeth will hold them back from receiving treatment? Phase 1 treatment for children is an orthodontic treatment that ensures the jaw is properly in place and has enough space for healthy, straight permanent teeth. Learn more about the details of this process during a consultation with us at Rollins & Petersen Orthodontics at one of our five locations in Arizona!
The process typically requires 6-18 months. While baby teeth may be removed during this process, they may be left in to begin treating concerns and lay good groundwork for permanent teeth. Following phase 1 treatment for children, there may be a waiting period before pursuing the next phase, which involves the utilization of braces.
Phase 1 treatment for children is most often recommended for children ages 6-9 and when the child still has some baby teeth. Indications that your child may need to go through this treatment phase before further orthodontic treatment may include:
A consultation with our professional staff at one of our convenient Arizona locations can help determine if your child should undergo this treatment process. They will evaluate their mouth, jaw, and teeth, and make recommendations on the proper next steps for treatment.