Orthodontic Treatment

Between 70-85% of kids today have skeletal problems creating dental and jaw problems that need to be addressed ideally at age 7-9. However, many skeletal problems may be addressed until age 15 without surgical intervention.

Phase I

A Phase I/Phase II orthodontic protocol is the optimal way to attain the best long term outcome for patients and should be considered for every child who is an orthodontic candidate.

Phase I is a proactive approach to address skeletal problems that manifest as dental problems. Examples include crowding, an overbite or under-bite. The ideal age to begin is 7 ½-9 for girls and 8-9 ½ for boys.

A BONDED expander is the preferred appliance for treatment in combination with anterior upper braces to attain bite alignment. The average treatment time for Phase I is 18 months to attain the greatest success. At Beaber Family Orthodontics, we measure success as a non-extraction, non-surgical orthodontic protocol in Phase II.

Phase I Treatment Goals:

Health — Esthetics — Function
8 — 11 years old, Takes 12 — 18 months

  • Correct upper jaw width
  • Correct cross-bites
  • Align permanent teeth
  • Correct skeletal/dental class II overbites
  • Correct jaw joint dysfunction
  • Better joint position/function/health
  • Reduce tooth wear/grinding
  • Create space for permanent teeth
  • 16 teeth left to “guide” into normal positions
  • Reduce extraction permanent teeth/jaw surgery
  • Create better facial balance
  • Prevent periodontal problems
  • Normalize growth pattern
  • Enhance airway function
  • Prevent impacted teeth

Phase II

Phase II occurs after the majority or all the baby teeth have been lost or nearly lost. For girls, usually age 11-13 and boys usually age 12-14. The goals in Phase II should include a non-extraction, non-surgical protocol, ideal bite alignment, facial esthetics and overall health for the temporomandibular joints and periodontium.

Phase II Treatment Goals:

Total Facial Harmony
12 — 15 years old, Takes 14 — 24 months

  • Align and coordinate all 28 permanent teeth
  • 12 year molars especially important
  • Coordinate adult teeth and joints
  • Health of joints, gums and bone muscles
  • Ideal adult dental/facial esthetics
  • Stability of teeth and joints
  • Lifetime health and beauty of natural teeth

Phase III

Combined orthodontic and orthognathic surgical correction of underlying skeletal discrepancies.

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"Doctor Beaber is a wonderful orthodontist. He is currently treating both my elementary school aged children and we couldn't be happier. He has a kind and giving man. His staff always greets you like you are one of the family. Not only do they greet you but the remember your name and little things about you. It makes me feel so special. He completed my adult ortho and I couldn't be happier! I highly recommend Beaber orthodontics."

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"Dr Beaber is a phenomenal orthodontist! Not only is this practice amazing at what they do, they are very compassionate and professional. My son had an accident with his teeth on a weekend and Dr Beaber was so kind and helpful when I called him after hours. He was a huge help in helping save my son's front teeth. I recommend this office to everyone I know!"

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"Love this office! Dr Beaber is always fun to talk to when I come in with one of my 4 kids I have had in treatment there. He explains what my kids need and why in a way they can understand (I already understand as I have worked in orthodontics and dentistry for many years), so they are comfortable and want to get the treatment. I have been so happy with the treatment my kids have received here and recommend them to anyone and everyone!!"

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