Age Appropriate Treatment 2017-04-07T18:34:40+00:00

Age Appropriate Treatment

The proper time to start

What is the best for your child?

At W. Shane Holmes, we base treatment for children on the simple but important philosophy of what is best for the child? Unfortunately, many practices consistently treat orthodontic issues with two phase treatment when one phase would suffice. Their motivation can be based on financial gain or ignorance of better options.

At times, two phase treatment can be detrimental to the patient. Detriments include:

  • Extended treatment time
  • No different results compared to single phase
  • Doesn’t prevent the need for future extractions or surgery
  • Greater risk of tooth decay, decalcification, and root resorption

Our years of experience and training show:

  • 90% of cases can be treated effectively in one phase
  • 84% of crowding cases resolve with one treatment phase or space maintenance
  • Some early treatment can totally relapse making phase two a duplication of treatment

There are times when early treatment or two phase treatment is necessary. Schedule a consultation with us so we can develop the appropriate treatment option for your child.

What treatment plan is best for your child?

Early treatment may not always be necessary. Many practices consistently treat orthodontic issues with two phase treatment when one phase would suffice. In fact, 90% of cases can be treated effectively in one phase and 84% of crowding cases resolve with one treatment phase or space maintenance.

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