Phase I Orthodontics and
The American Academy of Orthodontists recommends that every child see an orthodontist around the age of 7 years. Dr. Markova will check to make sure that adult teeth are coming in without problems and check the growth of the jaws and face.
Sometimes, the upper jaw does not grow enough and a child needs an expander or spacer. This is common and something that needs to be done in a younger child since we cannot fix this later on as the child enters their teen years.
Many times, we will also straighten the upper 4 front teeth with mini braces.
Phase I Orthodontics means anything we can do to help the teeth and jaws develop normally as early treatment. Phase II means full braces - we do this Phase quite a few years later, when the child is a teenager.
Since consultations are completely free in our office, have your child checked out today to prevent future issues!