If Dr. Jeff determines you or your child are ready to begin orthodontic treatment, we always reserve time in our schedule to get you started on your braces or Invisalign journey the very same day as your consultation, saving you a trip back to the office.
How easy is that?
Phase I Interceptive (Age 6–10)Modern techniques allow our orthodontists the opportunity to make room for crowded teeth in ways that generally don’t require permanent tooth extractions like kid braces. You may have noticed that kids are getting braces at younger ages these days, even with baby teeth still present, and you’re right. We start children in braces at earlier ages when we have the opportunity to avoid permanent tooth extractions and surgeries down the road. Permanent tooth extractions in children and adults can often have a negative impact on the facial profile and lip support. In these cases, if we can avoid taking out teeth, it’s a good thing. For Phase I treatment, Village Orthodontics uses the Max 2000 appliance, which is a keyless expander that comes with many palatal color choices.
Phase II Interceptive (Age 12–13)Phase II usually occurs a number of years later after the completion of Phase I (Interceptive) treatment. We usually wait for the remaining (12–16 additional) permanent teeth to erupt before Phase II begins. In this phase of treatment, which is typically shorter (compared to the average orthodontic treatment time) thanks to the work we've done ahead of time with interceptive orthodontics, we fine-tune alignment to provide patients with a signature Amazing Smile, and create an ideal, functional bite to carry them through life.
Our Retainer Guarantee™ program entitles you to unlimited retainers for ten years after treatment completes at a fraction of their typical cost. We offer Retainer Guarantee™ to all patients as part of our All-Inclusive, Custom Treatment Plans.