What is Phase 2 Orthodontic Treatment?
Orthodontic treatment is a specialized dental service that focuses on correcting problems related to tooth and jaw alignment. It is typically divided into two phases: Phase 1, which occurs during childhood or early adolescence, and Phase 2, which occurs during adolescence or adulthood. Phase 2 orthodontic treatment is typically recommended for individuals who have completed Phase 1 treatment, or for those who did not receive Phase 1 treatment and require more comprehensive correction. It usually involves the use of braces or clear aligners to gradually shift teeth into their desired positions, improve bite function and aesthetics. The ideal age range for Phase 2 orthodontic treatment is between 12 and 18 years old, when the permanent teeth have fully emerged and the jawbone has stopped growing. However, it is never too late to consider orthodontic treatment, as some adults can also benefit from Phase 2 treatment to correct their bite or improve their smile. At our office, Dr. Leung o