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Gentle & Caring Pediatric Dentists

Phase I and II Orthodontic Treatment

Our Santa Clarita Orthodontist Is Here to Help Your Kids

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children begin orthopedic treatment as early as age 7. At this time, kids generally still have both baby and adult teeth, which makes it easier for a skilled orthodontist to identify potential tooth and jaw problems early and begin treatment sooner. But what exactly does orthodontic treatment include?

There are two kinds of orthodontic treatment, referred to as Phase I and Phase II. At Adventure Dental, we offer both Phase I and Phase II orthodontic treatment services, and promise to come up with a treatment plan that best suits the needs of your child.

Call Adventure Dental today at (661) 276-8755 to discuss which phase of orthodontic treatment is right for your kids.

Phase I Orthodontic Treatment

Phase I Orthodontic treatment, also known as early or interceptive orthodontic treatment, is all about prevention and improvement. Through the use of the latest technology and scientifically-tested methods, we may be able to strengthen your children’s jaw growth in phase I, which will help their teeth come into the ideal position. Phase I is usually the starting point of orthodontic care for young children and is designed so that orthodontists may deter or fix teeth/jaw problems in kids ages 7 and up.

Benefits of Phase I Orthodontic Treatment May Include:

  • Making room for growing teeth
  • Saving space for growing teeth
  • Encouraging facial symmetry by guiding jaw growth
  • Enhancing width of dental arches
  • Rectifying negative oral habits
  • Strengthening position of first molars
  • Strengthening speech development
  • Strengthening lip ability
  • Decreasing chances of trauma in emerging front teeth
  • Decreasing chance that teeth with have to be pulled
  • Decreasing chances of jaw surgery
  • Decreasing potential amount of time for braces treatment
  • Increasing potential for success with braces
  • Improving long-term confidence through better teeth

Phase II Orthodontic Treatment

Phase II orthodontic treatment is focused on the permanent position of all teeth to ensure they look their best and work properly for years to come. As important as phase I orthodontic treatment is, it does not necessarily negate the need for phase II treatment. Each child is different, and children who’ve been through phase I may still need phase II treatment depending on their individual jaw and teeth development. Alternately, teenagers who did not receive phase I treatment when they were younger may be prescribed phase II treatment right off the bat in order to correct problems from when their mouths were still developing.

Phase II Orthodontic Treatment May Include:

Although your children or teenagers may end up needing any of these phase II options, phase I is still important, as it reduces the severity of these treatments and often lessens the need for cumbersome add-ons like headgear and rubber bands.

Discover the Adventure Dental Difference Today!

Whether your kids need phase I orthodontics, phase II orthodontics, or both, Adventure Dental is here to make sure the process is as smooth and painless as possible. Our Harvard-educated and trained orthodontist caters to a wide variety of patients, with a wide variety of teeth and jaw-related issues. At Adventure Dental, we believe our client reviews speak for themselves. Parents in Santa Clarita and beyond know, Adventure Dental has you covered for all your pediatric dentistry and orthodontic needs.

Dial (661) 276-8755 to learn how Adventure Dental can help your child achieve their best smile now, or contact us online anytime!

What Patients & Parents Are Saying About Us

  • As usual, my six year old is so excited to have a dental appointment.

    “Everyone in the office is always so nice from the dentist to the hygienist to the office staff.”

    Happy Patient

  • Best place EVER!!!

    “I would highly recommend this dental facility!!! My daughter has been going here for the past 8 years and we couldn't be happier. From the minute you walk into the inviting jungle-themed office, you are well taken care of. The office personnel greet you and are always so friendly. The hygienists are gentle and do their very best to make your child feel comfortable. Dr. Monti and Dr. Pepper are very knowledgeable and compassionate. They are always very thorough in explaining dental procedures and will answer all of your questions so your mind is at ease. You can tell they love what they do! Everyone here genuinely cares and you never feel like just a number. You and your children will love it here!!!”

    Michele W.

  • Dr. Monti, the hygienists, and the office staff are fantastic.

    “I know my boys are always in excellent hands!!!”

    J. G.

  • The staff at adventure dental are amazing!!

    “Beyond impressed and definitely won’t be going anywhere else.”

    Whitney H.

  • Dr. Monti and her staff are exceptional.

    “We have felt so welcomed and well-cared for here at Adventure Dental!”

    Portia G.

When You Trust Your Child With Our Team, You Can Expect:

  • Highly educated dentists with degrees from UCLA and Harvard.
  • Careful treatment that is focused on educating parents and children on proper dental care practices.
  • Treatment focused onto issues that children often face with their oral health.
  • A caring staff that is committed to providing a great environment for your child.