2 Phase Orthodontic Treatment

Early detection and treatment gives your child the edge: a much better chance for natural and normal development. By working with the natural growth instead of against it, we can prevent problems from becoming worse, and give your child a lifetime of healthy smiles!

Early interceptive treatment should be initiated for:

  • Habits such as tongue thrusting and thumb sucking
  • A constricted airway due to swollen adenoids or tonsils
  • Mouth breathing or snoring problems
  • Bone problems (i.e. narrow or underdeveloped jaws)
  • Space maintenance (for missing teeth)

Early Orthodontics Phase One

Interceptive Orthodontics – Ages 7 to 10

In the first phase, the doctor is interested in the position and symmetry of the jaws, future growth, spacing of the teeth, breathing and other oral habits which may, over a period of time, result in abnormal dentofacial development.

Treatment initiated in this phase of development is very successful and sometimes, though not always, can eliminate the need for future orthodontic treatment.

Phase Two

Ages 11 and Older

In the second phase, the doctor will be looking at how your child’s teeth and jaws fit, and more specifically work, together. Your child’s teeth will be straightened and their occlusion (bite) is properly aligned. Attention will be given to the jaw joint (TMJ), the facial profile and periodontal (gum) tissues.

Madison Pediatric Dental & Orthodontics

100 River Place, Suite 110
Madison, WI 53716
Business: (608) 222-6160
Fax: (608) 222-6248
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Office Hours:

Monday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Friday: 7:30am - 1:00pm


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