Orthodontics

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Orthodontics

Growth Modification Treatment

Growth modification treatment is utilized in the first phase of a two-stage interceptive orthodontic treatment for children with misaligned teeth and bites. During the growth modification process, we use special appliances to correct the shape, position, and/or width of the jaw bone(s). Growth modification is used when bones are still in the growing process and is most effective during a child’s growth spurts.

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Orthodontic Retainers

A dental retainer is a custom-made orthodontic appliance used to keep teeth in place after dental braces are removed. Once your braces come off, your teeth need to settle into the jawbone and soft tissue that hold them in place. Made of wire and plastic, retainers keep your teeth from wandering and they help maintain the corrective effect of your braces.

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Two-phase Orthodontic Treatment

Two-phase orthodontic treatment refers to two separate times when a child receives orthodontic treatment. The first phase of treatment is done while the child still has many or most of their primary or “baby” teeth. The second phase takes place when the child has most or all of their permanent teeth.

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