Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment at Family Orthodontics of Jupiter

As the leading orthodontic practice in the area, Family Orthodontics of Jupiter specializes in a revolutionary approach to correcting dental alignment issues: two-phase orthodontic treatment. Let's dive into what this treatment entails and how it can transform smiles under our care.

Orthodontics is more than just straightening teeth; it's about harmonizing oral health and aesthetics for a lifetime of confident smiles. Two-phase orthodontic treatment is a comprehensive approach that addresses orthodontic issues in two stages. It's particularly beneficial for children with jaw discrepancies, severe crowding, or bite alignment problems.

The first phase typically begins when a child is around 7 years old when their jaw is still growing and developing. During this phase, the orthodontist focuses on guiding jaw growth and creating space for permanent teeth. Family Orthodontics of Jupiter employs advanced diagnostic tools to assess the child's orthodontic needs accurately. Through gentle interventions such as palatal expanders or partial braces, they lay the groundwork for optimal dental alignment.

One of the significant advantages of two-phase orthodontic treatment is its ability to intercept potential problems early, preventing more severe issues down the road. By addressing skeletal discrepancies during the first phase, Dr. Christopher West can often reduce the need for extensive treatments later in life, such as jaw surgery or tooth extractions.

After the first phase, there's a resting period during which the child's remaining permanent teeth erupt. Regular monitoring ensures that the orthodontist can intervene promptly if any issues arise. Once the child's permanent dentition is nearly complete, they move on to the second phase of treatment.

The second phase, typically initiated around ages 11 to 13, focuses on fine-tuning the alignment of the teeth to create a harmonious and functional bite. This phase often involves full braces or clear aligners, tailored to the individual needs of each patient. With state-of-the-art orthodontic technology and personalized treatment plans, we ensure that every patient receives the highest standard of care.

Throughout both phases of treatment, Dr. Christopher West plays a crucial role as a guide and mentor, supporting patients and their families every step of the way. At Family Orthodontics of Jupiter, we understand the importance of patient education and empowerment. We take the time to explain each aspect of treatment thoroughly, answering questions and alleviating concerns to ensure a positive orthodontic experience for all.

As a result of two-phase treatment’s comprehensive approach to orthodontic care, patients not only achieve beautifully aligned smiles but also enjoy improved oral function and long-term dental health. By addressing underlying skeletal issues early on, we lay the foundation for a lifetime of confident smiles and optimal oral well-being.

So whether you live in Jupiter, Jupiter Farms, Tequesta or beyond, please consider visiting Dr. Christopher West and the crew at Family Orthodontics of Jupiter.

(561) 744-5456
1851 W Indiantown Rd #201
Jupiter, FL 33458
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