What is Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment?
The early treatment approach is designed to intercept or prevent a developing bite problem that if left untreated, would ultimately result in the child having a more difficult problem or a compromised result in the future.
(Early or Interceptive) two-phase treatment is the initiation of orthodontic treatment prior to the eruption of all of the permanent teeth.
Treatment may involve a palate expander, retainer, braces or other appliance designed to create room erupting teeth, prevent tooth extraction, correct an overbite, cross bite or other tooth or jaw alignment problem.
Most children do not need 2-phase treatment, but when indicated interceptive treatment is effective and the results are impressive.