Phase Two Treatment
The goal of Phase II Treatment is to position all the permanent teeth to maximize their appearance and function. This is best accomplished with full braces or Invisalign® and is usually between 18-24 months long. Due to the improvements made in Phase I Treatment, Phase II Treatment requires less patient participation (no headgear and fewer rubber bands), often eliminates extraction of permanent teeth and reduces the time spent in full braces. This is especially important for patients as they enter their teenage years!