At Hiller Orthodontics, we are committed to providing comprehensive orthodontic care tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient, especially growing children. Our two-phase treatment approach is designed to address and correct dental and facial development issues effectively, ensuring optimal results for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Understanding Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment

Two-phase orthodontic treatment is a specialized process that involves two distinct stages of treatment, separated by a rest period. This approach is particularly effective for children, as it utilizes their growth stages to make the treatment more efficient and effective.

Phase One: Building a Solid Foundation

  • Focuses on guiding jaw growth, creating space for emerging permanent teeth and correcting bite problems.
  • Typically starts while the child still has most of their primary teeth.
  • Involves the use of orthodontic appliances like expanders or partial braces.

Rest Period: Allowing Natural Growth

  • After Phase One, there is a rest period where no appliances are used.
  • This allows for the eruption of permanent teeth and natural jaw growth.

Phase Two: Perfecting the Smile

  • Begins once most of the permanent teeth have erupted.
  • Usually involves full braces or aligners to align the teeth and fine-tune the bite.

Benefits of Two-Phase Treatment

  • Addresses and corrects jaw growth issues early.
  • Reduces the risk of needing tooth extractions or more invasive procedures later.
  • Often results in a more functional bite and aesthetically pleasing outcome.
  • Can make treatment during the teenage years shorter and less complex.

Start Your Child’s Journey to a Healthy, Beautiful Smile

Two-phase orthodontic treatment can be a transformative experience for your child, setting the stage for a healthy, well-aligned smile. Contact us today at 888-445-5372 to schedule a consultation with our orthodontist, Dr. Dennis Hiller. We have three convenient locations in Littleton and Plymouth, New Hampshire, and St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

Contact us today to discover what we can do for you!

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