Sunday, April 2, 2017

Two-phase Orthodontic Treatment

Two-phase orthodontic treatment consists of two separate times when a child receives orthodontic treatment. A first phase of treatment is done while the child still has many "baby" teeth. A second phase takes place when the child has most or all of his/her permanent teeth. Braces or other appliances may be used during the first phase.

A first phase of treatment is initiated to: 
  1. Prevent a problem from developing (preventive treatment). 
  2. Intercept a developing problem (interceptive treatment).
  3. Guide the growth of the jaw bones that support the teeth (growth modification)
Your orthodontist will judge if your child will benefit from a first phase of treatment. 

Most patients will require a second phase of treatment with traditional braces to complete the alignment of the teeth and jaws that was started in the first phase. 

Find out more on how Dr. Patrick Anhoury can help you have the perfect smile by visiting the Specialized Group Practice Website: or drop by our premises in Sodeco Square, Bloc B, 10th floor, Beirut, Lebanon. To make an appointment, you can call: 
+961-1-612761, mobile +961-76-934344.