Some orthodontic problems are easier to correct if treated early rather than waiting until most of the growth of the jaws has been completed. The phrase “Phase-One Treatment” refers to treating children while they still have their primary (baby) teeth.
How do I know if my child requires early orthodontic (Phase-One) treatment?
If your child exhibits any of the following, he/she may require Phase-One treatment:
Early or late loss of primary (baby) teeth
Crowded or abnormally positioned teeth
Clenching during sleep
Lower front teeth contacting the palate
Openbite (upper front teeth that do not overlap the lower front teeth)
Jaws and teeth that seem out of proportion to the rest of the face
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child should get a check-up with an orthodontist no later than age seven.
If you are an existing patient and are experiencing an orthodontic emergency, please call us any time (510) 793-9025