The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that children be seen by an orthodontist by age seven. The first permanent molars and incisors have usually erupted by this time.

Phase I Treatment

Phase I Treatment, or early interceptive treatment, is limited orthodontic treatment before all of the permanent teeth have erupted. Phase I treatment can be of benefit in certain cases for significant tooth crowding, functional bite mismatch, or jaw growth disharmony. For most children and adolescents, there is an optimum time to begin treatment. Dr. Daub will recommend Phase I treatment if needed. For many children, it may be best to wait until all permanent teeth have erupted.

Phase II Treatment

Phase II Treatment is also called comprehensive orthodontic treatment. It involves full braces or upper/lower aligners when all of the permanent teeth have erupted, usually between the ages of 11 and 13 or later. Dr. Daub examines each individual to determine and customize his or her treatment plan.

“Life with Braces”

“Life with Braces”

Tips for eating with braces, what to expect, brushing, playing sports and more.