Kids who have bite problems because of crooked teeth and the formation of their jaw can receive care through the two-phase orthodontic treatment offered at Advanced Center for Orthodontics. Our orthodontist uses appliances and braces to adjust skeletal formation as well as the alignment of teeth so children can have improved oral health in the years to come. Contact Dr. Michael Chung to learn more about our two-phase orthodontic treatment in Freehold, New Jersey.
Two-phase treatment involves not only the shifting of teeth into a straighter position, but also alterations to the skeletal structure of the jaw and face for a better bite. This treatment is used for children who have developed skeletal abnormalities that can affect their tooth development and bite. We normally offer this type of treatment for children who are about the ages of 6-8, when they are still growing and the abnormalities can be easily corrected by orthopedics and orthodontics.
During the first phase, orthopedic appliances (like headgear) are used to prevent future complications such as a narrow jaw, overbite, under bite, or cross bite. Pressure is applied to correct the jaw position and to make room for the permanent teeth in the mouth. After the first phase is completed, we will take a break in which we allow the permanent teeth to erupt. We then use braces for the second phase of treatment in order to ensure that your teeth are in a correct position for a healthy, functioning bite. Call one of our offices today if you would like to learn more about our two-phase orthodontic treatment.