In the journey toward achieving a healthy, beautiful smile, early intervention plays a pivotal role. At our practice, we are committed to guiding our patients and their families through every step of this crucial phase, ensuring a seamless and informed experience.

Phase One Orthodontics, often referred to as early or interceptive orthodontic treatment, is a specialized approach designed for children. This initial phase targets the early detection and treatment of bite problems, as well as dental issues that could become more severe as your child grows. Typically, Phase One treatment begins between the ages of 6 and 10, when the child has a mix of baby teeth and permanent teeth.

The primary goal of Phase One Orthodontics is to correct existing dental problems and prevent future issues from developing. By addressing concerns at an early age, Dr. Tomas de Bruin can guide the growth of the jaw and incoming permanent teeth, improve the way the upper and lower jaws fit together and create a more favorable environment for the eruption of permanent teeth. This proactive approach can significantly reduce the need for more extensive orthodontic treatments in the future.

Our journey begins with a comprehensive evaluation of your child’s dental health. This includes a thorough examination of the teeth, jaw, bite and facial structure. Utilizing the latest in dental technology, our dentist will gather detailed insights that help us tailor a treatment plan suited to your child’s unique needs.

Treatment methods during Phase One may include the use of fixed or removable appliances that work to correct jaw growth, assist in the proper spacing for permanent teeth and address harmful oral habits. Throughout this process, our team maintains a close partnership with you and your child, ensuring comfort, understanding and engagement.

Embarking on Phase One Orthodontics not only ensures the proper development and alignment of your child’s teeth but also offers a multitude of long-term advantages. With early intervention, we can improve the functionality of the bite and enhance the ability to chew more effectively. It significantly boosts the appearance and self-esteem of young patients, as a straight, well-aligned smile contributes to a positive self-image. Moreover, by addressing potential dental issues at an early stage, we minimize the risk of facing more severe complications that might require complex treatments later on. Often, children who undergo Phase One treatment experience a shorter and less complicated Phase Two treatment, if it becomes necessary. This holistic approach to early dental care sets the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Embarking on this journey toward dental wellness during the formative years is an investment in your child’s future. It is about more than just aesthetics; it is about fostering good oral health practices and ensuring the development of a functional, enduring smile. Our team is deeply committed to guiding both you and your child through the process with care, understanding and the utmost professionalism.

Following the completion of Phase One, there is a resting period where we monitor the eruption of permanent teeth. This phase is integral to determining the need for additional orthodontic treatment, such as braces, to refine alignment and achieve optimal dental health. Our team remains dedicated to monitoring your child’s progress, ensuring a smooth transition to any necessary next steps.

By choosing our dental practice, you are taking a significant step towards ensuring the long-term dental health and happiness of your child. We are here to support, guide and celebrate every milestone with you. We invite you to reach out to us at 775-826-1838 with any questions or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tomas de Bruin to learn more about Phase One orthodontics in Reno, Nevada.