When people consider orthodontic treatments, they probably think braces are the only option. The Youtube video “Types Of Orthodontic Treatment | Which Braces Are Right For You?” describes all the options and will help with your decision. Let’s find out more!
People should start seeing an orthodontist as children, as the first type of treatment is known as Phase I, where the child still has mixed dentition, meaning they have baby teeth along with their secondary teeth. They’ll not get a full set of braces, but an initial treatment can help when all their secondary teeth come in.
Patients can get this between the ages of seven and 12.
There’s also Phase II, where the patient has a full set of braces because all their secondary dentition is ready to be treated. They will have braces for varying periods, depending on their teeth’ condition. But younger jaws are better for orthodontics, meaning getting teeth fixed as a child is better. You can expect orthodontic treatments to last 12, 18, or 24 months, but the benefits outweigh any time length. Check the rest of the video for more details about getting braces, and contact us when you’re ready to change your smile!