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At this age, most children have a mix of both primary (baby) and permanent teeth. So we’ll make use of digital X-rays, a 3D mouth scan, and photographs of their developing teeth (there’s no charge) to capture a moment in time and make an evaluation. If early treatment is necessary, and all of your child’s teeth have not yet come in, we may recommend a two-phase approach. And we may discover that at this point, everything looks good! We’ll tell it like it is.
Prevention is key
If it is deemed necessary to go with the two-phase approach, here’s how it will happen: phase-one treatment addresses tooth and jaw problems, prevents more serious issues from developing, and may take 9 to 12 months to complete. The good news is that this can decrease time needed in the next phase. Once the permanent teeth have arrived, we start phase-two treatment, which could last up to two years. Of course, every case is different, but the goal is to shape the ideal smile now, and avoid more serious problems later.
We’re glad to tell you that a single-phase orthodontic approach effectively treats the vast majority of orthodontic concerns. It eliminates the need for additional years of treatment, costs, and visits. And trust us to help you determine the ideal time to get started, because every child is on a different path to a beautiful smile.