Phase Two – Orthodontic Treatment for Children

Confident Smile For Your Child

Phase two orthodontic treatment, designed for children, is a two-phase treatment consisting of a specific and widely recommended orthodontic treatment. It efficiently straightens your child’s misaligned teeth to create a well-functional bite, by overcoming any major or minor bite problems, eventually significantly improving your child’s oral health and hygiene. That, in turn, will make their smile better.


The procedure of the treatment is straightforward. Initially, the treatment starts with the usage of a wide range of oral appliances. That might include a palatal expander, a partial set of braces depending on the severity of the oral health problems. Listed below are some of the most commonly occurring bite problems, including: 

  • Protruding teeth
  • Overbite and Underbite
  • Early or late loss of teeth
  • Anterior Crossbites and Posterior Crossbites

All these problems need immediate assessment and proper procedures to treat them. If not rectifies on time, your child might have to face extreme difficulties in the future to get their teeth aligned. 


The more this treatment gets delayed, the more the interceptive treatment or phase one treatment will last, which could be over 6-12 months. That time gets followed by a resting period, during which permanent teeth eruption takes place naturally. And then phase two begins wherein the treatment is decided based on case to case orthodontic needs.

What is Phase Two Orthodontic Treatment?

The basic necessities of phase two orthodontic treatment is the prescription of a complete set, i.e. the upper and lower set of braces designed for on your child’s specific misaligned teeth issue. The good news here is, if the phase one treatment is taken care at Vail Orthodontics, your child will be undergoing a noticeably shorter duration and more comfort with the braces in phase two.


At Vail Orthodontics, we pride ourselves with our wide variety of braces and aligners to choose from that suit all requirements and budget. You can take your pick from traditional braces, ceramic braces, Damon braces or the newest Invisalign® clear aligners which are suitable for teens.


For optimal results, we ideally recommend phase two treatment for kids who are aged between 11 and 15 years. The treatment is meant to somewhere between 12-20 months depending on the severity of the misalignment. The second phase of the treatment is followed by wearing retainers regularly to ensure maximum retention of your child’s revised smile. 


You can trust Vail Orthodontics to secure a perfect smile for your child with our reliable phase two orthodontic treatment with assured results in the most optimal budget and time.

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