Top Brantford Orthodontist Offers Growth Modification Treatments For Open Bites

Aug 15, 2023

If you’re worried that your child’s jaw isn’t growing the way it should, bring them to Schacher Orthodontics (1-844-996-9678) in Brantford, ON, and see if their Two Phase Growth Modification Treatment is right for them!

As children get older, their bodies change, and their mouths - specifically their jaws - are where a significant amount of this change occurs. To ensure that your child's jaw grows correctly and that they end up with teeth they'll be proud to show off, you should consider getting them Two Phase Growth Modification Treatment from Schacher Orthodontics!

The Two Phase Growth Modification Treatment is a specialized process in which your child’s jaw bone imbalances are corrected before braces or other orthodontic devices are applied. The goal of the treatment is to maximize their growth opportunity and achieve healthy, functional, and appealing results.

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Phase 1 of Schacher Orthodontics’ Two Phase Growth Modification Treatment is where the actual ‘growth modification’ takes place. During this phase, Dr. Schacher and his team will use a variety of different methods to correct imbalances in your child’s upper and lower jaw. Typically, this phase starts once they are 6 years of age or older, and is followed by a resting period where their permanent teeth are allowed to fully erupt.

Once the majority of your child’s permanent teeth have come through, Phase 2 of the treatment can begin. During this phase, they are usually required to wear braces or other orthodontic appliances that will concentrate on the arrangement of their teeth. In most cases, this phase lasts anywhere from 18 to 24 months, and like Phase 1, is followed by an easing-off period in which they will have to wear a retainer to maintain results.

Not all children are candidates for Two Phase Growth Modification Treatment, Schacher Orthodontics notes. Generally speaking, the treatment is used to correct issues like reverse bites, protruded front teeth, crooked or slanted jaws, open bites, and deep bites. Children also have a “growth window” in which adjustments can be made without surgery; if this window passes, invasive options may need to be considered.

To find out whether your child is a candidate for Two Phase Growth Modification Treatment, Dr. Schacher - in partnership with your family dentist - will bring them in for a consultation and examinations. If they are not quite ready for treatment, he will place them in the Orthodontic Supervisory Program, which is a recall program where their teeth are checked every 4 to 6 months until the time for treatment is appropriate.

By receiving Two Phase Growth Modification Treatment, your child will see many short and long-term benefits. For example, the treatment can improve the aesthetic, health, and function of their teeth, and can also make them easier to clean. Two Phase Growth Modification Treatment also significantly reduces the chances of more severe oral health issues occurring in the future.

It's also worth noting that in some instances, Phase 2 of the treatment may not be necessary. If your child's permanent teeth erupt in such a way that braces or other orthodontic appliances are not needed, it is possible to forgo the next phase.

“When a growing child has jaw bone imbalances, Two Phase Growth Modification Treatment can help,” said a spokesperson for the practice. “The treatment harnesses a child’s jaw growth potential and re-directs that growth to rebalance facial harmony. This leads to less complicated treatment in the future, and ultimately, a straighter, healthier, and higher functioning set of teeth.”

About Schacher Orthodontics

Owned and operated by Dr. Victor Schacher, Schacher Orthodontics has been providing patients with professional orthodontic care for over 30 years. In addition to its Brantford location, the practice also has offices in Hamilton East and Simcoe.

Visit today and make sure your child has a smile they can show off to everyone!

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