After the foundational work accomplished in Phase 1 treatment, many children will transition to Phase 2 braces treatment as they enter their adolescent years. This crucial phase is where the fine-tuning and perfect alignment of the teeth and jaw occur, ensuring a functional bite and a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. At Ahava Orthodontics in Fort Worth, we’re committed to guiding our patients and their families through this important journey with care, expertise, and the latest in orthodontic technology.

Understanding Phase 2 Treatment

Phase 2 treatment typically begins once most of the permanent teeth have erupted, usually around the age of 11 to 13. This phase focuses on achieving optimal teeth alignment and bite function, utilizing the groundwork laid during Phase 1. The goals of Phase 2 treatment are comprehensive: to ensure each tooth is in the correct position, to perfect the bite, and to enhance the overall aesthetics of the smile.

The Process of Phase 2 Treatment

During the initial consultation for Phase 2 treatment, our team at Ahava Orthodontics will conduct a detailed assessment of your child’s teeth, jaw, and bite alignment, building on the records and progress made during Phase 1. This assessment often involves updated X-rays, digital scans, and photographs to accurately plan the treatment.

Based on this evaluation, we will customize a treatment plan that may include traditional braces, ceramic braces, or clear aligners like Invisalign Teen, depending on the specific needs and preferences of the patient.

Phase Two Braces Treatment

What to Expect During Phase 2 Treatment

Duration of Treatment: While the length of Phase 2 can vary, it typically lasts between 12 to 24 months. The exact timeline depends on the individual’s needs, how well they adhere to treatment recommendations, and their physiological response to the braces.

Regular Adjustments: Patients will need to visit Ahava Orthodontics regularly for adjustments to their braces or to receive new sets of aligners. These appointments are crucial for monitoring progress and making necessary modifications to the treatment plan.

Oral Hygiene: Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is even more important during Phase 2. Patients and families will receive guidance on how to effectively clean around braces or aligners, ensuring the health of the teeth and gums throughout treatment.

Life with Braces: Adjusting to life with braces includes navigating dietary restrictions, managing minor discomfort after adjustments, and adopting a meticulous oral hygiene routine. Our team is always here to provide tips, support, and encouragement.

Success Stories from Ahava Orthodontics

One of our memorable success stories involves a patient named Emily, who underwent Phase 2 treatment with traditional braces. Emily had significant crowding and a deep overbite. After 18 months of treatment, not only were we able to achieve straight teeth and a corrected bite, but Emily’s newfound confidence was undeniable. Her smile at the end of treatment lit up the room, showcasing the transformative power of a well-executed orthodontic plan.

Another example is Alex, who opted for Invisalign Teen as part of his Phase 2 treatment. Alex was initially hesitant about orthodontic treatment due to concerns about the appearance of braces. Invisalign offered a virtually invisible solution, allowing him to undergo treatment discreetly. Alex’s compliance and dedication to wearing his aligners as prescribed resulted in a perfectly aligned smile within just 14 months.

Why Choose Ahava Orthodontics for Phase 2 Treatment

Choosing Ahava Orthodontics for your child’s Phase 2 treatment means entrusting their smile to experienced professionals who use the latest advancements in orthodontic care. Our team, led by Dr. Andy and Shawne Barron, is passionate about creating lasting, beautiful smiles in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Phase 2 braces treatment is a critical step in achieving not just aesthetic improvements but also long-term oral health benefits. If your child is approaching or is ready for Phase 2 treatment, contact Ahava Orthodontics at (817) 996-9777. Let us help perfect your child’s smile, setting them up for a lifetime of confidence and health.