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 46 years old and I just want to say “it's never too late!” Both my sons have beautiful smiles after their treatment and I thought “it's my turn.” I am very happy with my 19 months of “fun.” "Thank you to a wonderful, professional team!"

- Wendy D.

"We've been seeing Dr. B for approx. 1 ½ years and have been very pleased with the results. Dr. B is very good at his profession and his staff has always been skilled and sympathetic towards our boys' feelings."

- Jeff R.

"After just over 18 months the braces came off leaving behind perfectly straight teeth. The gorgeous smile my daughter had been waiting for had happened! Our total orthodontic experience has been great."

- Jasmine R.