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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

  • The best dental place for kids around our area.

    “My daughter loves Dr Monti and cant stop talking about her.”

    Alexandra A.

  • They make the kids feel at ease and the atmosphere is fun and kid-friendly.

    “We love Adventure Dental! They have taken great care of both of my kids since they've had teeth :) They make the kids feel at ease and the atmosphere is fun and kid-friendly. They provide convenient options for booking appointments and send text reminders. My kids love their "score cards" after each visit and it motivates them to do a better job brushing!”

    Shanna Johnson

  • Dr. Monti is a wonderful and patient dentist!

    “She really is the best!”

    Happy Patient

  • ‘I love coming to the dentist!’

    “I have been coming here to see Dr. Monti with my boys for 10+ years and even though they’ve grown up, my 6 year old now comes here and I couldn’t be happier. We often see Dr. Pepper who is amazing as well. They obviously are very much about more than just dentistry... my son told his hygenist just this week ‘I love coming to the dentist!’ That made me very grateful for them; the experience my son has now will shape his future in how he views taking care of his teeth! I have been coming here to see Dr. Monti with my boys for 10+ years and even though they’ve grown up, my 6 year old now comes here and I couldn’t be happier. We often see Dr. Pepper who is amazing as well. They obviously are very much about more than just dentistry... my son told his hygenist just this week ‘I love coming to the dentist!’ That made me very grateful for them; the experience my son has now will shape his future in how he views taking care of his teeth!”

    Christy Day

  • We love this office!!!

    “Our family has been coming to Dr Monti and her team since my oldest was seven.”

    Wendy 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.