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What Is Phase One (Early) Treatment?

Phase One treatment, when needed, is usually initiated on children between the ages of seven and ten. Phase One treatment usually takes about 12 months. There are several primary objectives for Phase One treatment.

  • To address significant problems early to prevent them from becoming severe corrections later.
  • To develop jaws for crowding concerns and modify jaw growth for an improved jaw relationship.
  • Finally, to improve self-esteem and self-image, both very important during their formative years.