sometimes called "Interceptive" care, usually occurs between
the ages of 7 to 9. Treatment usually takes 12 to 18
months, and is recommended to correct specific problems.
A variety of appliances may be used.
Braces: Placed on the upper and sometimes lower
Worn to move the upper molars back.
Palatal Expander: Worn to widen
the upper jaw.
A lower arch expander used to create space.
Face Mask: Worn to move the upper
jaw and/or teeth forward.
During the time
between the first and second phase the patient
will be seen approximately two times a year.
The patient may wear a retainer during the maintenance phase of care.
Second Phase (if necessary)
At approximately age 12 to 13, Dr. Jusino will
evaluate to determine if a second phase of
treatment is necessary. During the first
phase of treatment, Dr. Jusino has no control
over the (16) unerupted permanent teeth.
As the permanent teeth erupt, if problems
still exist, further treatment will be
recommended. Typically, Phase Two
involves a full set of braces. Treatment
usually takes 12-24 months.
often, treatment will be started when all
permanent teeth have erupted. Treatment
usually takes 24-30 months at 12 to 14 years
of age. The length of treatment depends
on several factors, including:
Severity of the problem
Age of the patient
orthodontic specialist, Dr. Jusino is trained
to diagnose and recommend the best treatment
plan for you. During the initial
(FREE) appointment, Dr. Jusino
will advise you if Two-Phase treatment is
necessary, or if Full Treatment is
recommended. The advantages and
disadvantages of pursuing Two-Phase program of
a Full Treatment program will be presented.