Two-phase treatment can reduce the risk of potentially serious oral health problems if your child has crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw. At Amazing Smiles Orthodontics, in New York City, experienced orthodontist Azariy Yusupov, DDS, and his team regularly prescribe two-phase orthodontic treatment to children and teens. Call the nearest office in Mill Basin, Brooklyn; Forest Hills, Queens; or Five Towns in Cedarhurst, Long Island, to request a two-phase treatment consultation for your child today or book online.
Two-phase treatment is an orthodontic subspecialty that addresses alignment problems in children and teens. It uses a specialized process that focuses on two areas –– tooth straightening and physical changes (such as jaw growth).
Enrolling your child in two-phase orthodontic treatment can help them achieve a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile while reducing the risk of potential problems in the future.
At Amazing Smiles Orthodontics, Dr. Yusupov uses two-phase treatment to correct various alignment problems, including:
Your child might also benefit from two-phase orthodontic treatment if they have a bite abnormality, like crossbite, overbite, or underbite.
At Amazing Smiles Orthodontics, Dr. Yusupov tailors two-phase orthodontic treatment to each child’s needs. Even so, the procedure follows the same basic outline:
The goal of phase one treatment is to help your child’s jaw grow in a way that will accommodate all of their permanent teeth. Dr. Yusupov can identify potential problems, like a narrow upper jaw, for example, at an early age. He then uses that information to plan for your child’s future.
Dr. Yusupov might place spacers or other orthodontic treatment devices to prepare your child for braces or invisible aligners, depending on their needs.
During this phase of treatment, Dr. Yusupov waits for your child’s permanent teeth to break through the gumline. If your child has impacted teeth (teeth blocked by bone), he might recommend extractions.
When your child has all of their permanent teeth, Dr. Yusupov moves to the second phase of orthodontic treatment.
During the second phase of treatment, he prescribes braces or invisible aligners. Your child wears braces or aligners for a year or more. Over time, the orthodontic appliances put mild pressure on your child’s teeth and jaw, improving their alignment and position.
The time that two-phase orthodontic treatment takes depends on your child’s age, the alignment problems addressed, and their commitment to Dr. Yusupov’s care plan.
Most children complete treatment in 24-30 months*, but it may take longer. Attend each of your child’s visits and encourage them to follow Dr. Yusupov’s instructions as prescribed.
Call the nearest Amazing Smiles Orthodontics office to learn more about two-phase orthodontic treatment today, or book online.
*Individual results may vary.