When you bring your child to Santa Monica Orthodontics, our orthodontist will evaluate and monitor your child’s growth to determine if everything in their mouth is developing properly. If there are early signs of later problems, Dr. Rehana Khan may recommend that your child receive two-phase orthodontics in Santa Monica, California. With a personalized treatment plan, our orthodontist will help correct and prevent problems early on so your child will not have to face more complex and painful treatments later. We invite you to contact us today at 310-393-3344 for further information and to set up your consultation.
A two-phase orthodontic treatment is a customized and personal treatment plan that combines facial changes and tooth straightening. Typically, this treatment plan is available to younger children as a means of preventing more intense and complex treatment later on. With two-phase orthodontic care, our doctor can provide the opportunity for your child to achieve maximum oral health, aesthetics, and functionality throughout their life.
The first portion of this treatment consists of assisting jaw growth in a way that will allow it to have enough space to accommodate all permanent teeth. This includes aligning the two arches to create a proper fit. If a child is to experience jaw problems later in life, signs of these problems are often exhibited as their jaw grows. Our doctor can identify these signs and the problems they will most likely cause, thus providing your child with personalized treatment to correct jaw growth and avoid future issues.
After the first phase of treatment, there is a resting period where any remaining permanent teeth can erupt undisturbed and our doctors can continue to monitor your growth. During the second part of treatment, we focus on making sure that each tooth remains in its proper place and that everything aligns properly. This phase often includes treating your teeth with braces or Invisalign®. We invite you to call or visit our office to learn more about our two-part orthodontic treatment and to schedule your appointment with our doctor today.