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What is two-phase orthodontic treatment?

Two-phase orthodontic treatment generally means that part of the treatment is completed while the patient still has some baby teeth.  This part of the treatment is referred to as Phase I and is usually completed sometime between ages 7-10.  After the eruption of the remaining adult teeth, the second phase of orthodontic treatment involving full upper and lower braces is completed.  This part of the treatment is referred to as Phase II. The idea behind this type of treatment is that more severe orthodontic problems can be treated more effectively by treating them in two stages. Continue reading