Early orthodontic treatment is geared toward preventative orthodontic therapy. The first phase involves simple appliances that help correct any growth and development issues such as narrow jaws and improper jaw position amongst other concerns such as habits and breathing problems in children between the ages of 8-10. The first phase of treatment is also used to guide all the permanent teeth near to their final position. The second phase of treatment is completed when all the permanent teeth erupt, which is typically around 12-13 years of age, and is directed towards creating a comfortable and functional long lasting bite. Because the first phase of treatment allows for most of the permanent teeth to erupt near their final position overall 2-phase treatment is much more stable than traditional orthodontics. To learn more, visit us at www.dentalworks4kids.com.