Phase 1 Orthodontics
Are you considering orthodontic care for yourself or a loved one but have questions about the different phases involved in treatment? In the following educational video, dedicated Buffalo orthodontist Dr. Dominic Colarusso Jr. explains phase 1 orthodontics and how this phase of treatment helps promote good dental facial health.
The primary objective of Phase I orthodontics is to treat crowding situations. We further develop the maxilla, which may be too narrow. There are many factors that can create maxillary deficiency, from thumb sucking to mouth breathing habits to feeling tongue-tied. To an orthodontist, “tongue-tied” means that a patient does not have enough of a range of motion in her or his tongue. Because of this limited range of motion, the tongue does not express itself against the palate, and that force is necessary for the roof of the mouth to develop appropriately and prevent crowding of the teeth.
In Phase I treatment, we try to develop better functional relations between the upper and lower jaw, so that as a patient transitions into permanent dentition, he or she approaches the goal of orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontists Associates of Western New York is proud to offer braces for all ages throughout Buffalo, Lancaster, Olean, Hamburg, Orchard Park, and Dunkirk, East Aurora, and Niagara Falls New York. If you are considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or a loved one, please contact one of our 7 convenient orthodontic offices to arrange a free consultation.
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