PHASE I - BONE TREATMENT
Phase I Treatment is usually required to fix the underlying problem of crowded teeth. Teeth grow in crooked when they do not have sufficient space to move because of the structure of the jaw. In order to fix this problem, our doctors need to create space by expanding the bone structure by use of appliances. This creates sufficient space to move the teeth effectively and prevent teeth from crowding again. This treatment can last approximately 12-24 months. Once there is enough space to move the teeth, our doctors will evaluate the patients and continue on to braces for teeth.
WHY GET ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT?
Avoid large future dental bills
Fix bones and allow room for teeth to grow
Fix the Bite
Improve Oral health and dental hygiene
Avoid tooth Extractions and Oral Surgery
Straighten Teeth with Braces
Improve Overall Appearance
Better health & digestion
Change facial symmetry
Avoid Oral Diseases or Cancers
**Increase chance of longer life*
IS NECESSARY TO FIX THE BONES BEFORE PLACING THE BRACES ON A PATIENT.
Estimated treatment length: Approximately 12-24 months
Treatment is usually performed utilizing a removable appliance.
A few of the different appliances we use are:
Upper & Lower Removable (with Finger Springs)
Our doctors make the bone treatment a big priority with his patients when undergoing orthodontic treatment.
It fixes the bite so we usually do not need to pull any teeth out or do surgery.