Phase 2 Orthodontic Treatment
(Approximately from age 11)
“Achieve Straight Teeth, Beautiful Smile and Optimal Facial Balance
Our Phase 2 treatment is tailored for each patient, resulting in optimal treatment outcomes and stability. Both braces and clear aligners (Invisalign) are available.
Tooth Size Discrepancy
Top second front teeth are sometimes smaller than usual. This tooth size discrepancy sometimes causes more crowding in bottom arch than top arch. In these cases, filing is sometimes needed at bottom front teeth to make the bottom front teeth skinnier to match the size of the small top front teeth.
When an adult tooth is missing, the space can be closed by moving teeth. A top second front tooth is more frequently missing than many other teeth. In these cases, a top canine tooth can be used as second front tooth by reshaping the canine tooth (Canine substitution). Likewise, a bottom second premolar is sometimes missing. In these cases, back molars may be moved forward to close the space.