Part of the interceptive orthodontic process, growth modification treatment is utilized in the first phase of two-stage orthodontic treatment for children with misaligned teeth and bites. Growth modification is used when bones are still in the growing process, and most effective during a child’s growth spurts.
As part of the growth modification process, growth modification appliances are used to correct the shape, position or width of the jawbone(s).Read more about Growth Modification
Retainers are used to hold and maintain teeth in their new fixed positions following orthodontic treatment. Some pressure and soreness may be experienced for the first few days of wearing a retainer, but the discomfort soon fades.Read more about Orthodontic Retainers
Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment
The two-phase orthodontic treatment combines both straightening and physical, facial change. This combination makes achieving ideal results for function, health, and aesthetics possible.Read more about Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment