Phase I, or early interceptive, orthodontic treatment is usually initiated on children between the ages of 7 and 10 to address significant space problems. This treatment typically involves expansion of the upper jaw to relieve crowding which prevents eruption issues from becoming more severe.
Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later.
Invisalign aligners achieve bony base expansion and rapid palatal expanders (RPE) achieve sutural expansion. Aligner expansion is recommended in mild to moderately crowded cases. The benefits to expansion with aligners include better hygiene, less concern over problematic foods, fewer emergency appointments (no poking wires, broken braces), and longer appointment intervals.
Aligners are worn full time and removed for eating and brushing.
Are Invisalign aligners right for your child for Phase I orthodontic treatment? Call to us at (610) 525-6142 to schedule a complimentary consultation for your child.
Early evaluation and treatment can yield many results, including the following: