Two-phase orthodontic treatment is where facial growth contributes to the correction of various problems, such as overbites and crossbites. This specialized therapy allows Vancouver orthodontist, Dr. Bianco to use facial growth to correct jaw irregularities to accomplish a healthy, functional, esthetic result – a smile to last a lifetime.

What If I Delay Starting This Orthodontic Treatment?

Delaying orthodontic treatment may mean this type of therapy cannot be utilized. Once facial growth is completed, usually a different approach is necessary, and may involve longer treatment. It is always best to come in for an examination by age seven.

First Phase of Orthodontic Treatment: The Beginnings Of A Great Smile

One thing Dr. Bianco looks for when examining a child is early signs of jaw problems. An upper and lower jaw that is growing too much or not enough can be recognized at an early age. If a jaw discrepancy is discovered, early first phase orthodontic treatment can help. The goal is to develop the jaw size so that the upper and lower jaws relate correctly to each other.

Second Phase of Orthodontic Treatment: Completing your Beautiful Smile!

Now that the jaw has been corrected during first phase orthodontic treatment, it is time for the second phase treatment. This involves straightening, fitting and detailing the permanent teeth in order to create your beautiful smile!

To learn more about two-phase orthodontic treatment, please feel free to contact us.

What some of our clients have to say

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"I am 37 years old and Dr. B was my orthodontist at the age of 11 and my smile today is still picture perfect. Dr. B and staff are still fantastic and I remember walking through the doors for my appointments and now I walk through the doors with my daughter for the past 20 months and it is still that fantastic feeling of warm hearted, caring people."

- Angela K.

"I have found Dr. Bianco to be very professional, courteous and caring, as is his staff. I highly recommend Dr. Bianco and his staff for any orthodontic procedure."

- Eleanor S.

"I had a great experience! I got to pick different colored elastic bands to help tighten my teeth – there were a lot of colors! There were a variety of flavours to choose from when I had to do molds for my teeth. The staff were really nice and flexible. They gave me appointment times that fitted nicely into my busy schedule."

- Hannah W.