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Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment for Children – Prosper, TX

Put Your Child’s Smile on the Right Track

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Even if you don’t think there’s anything wrong with the alignment of your child’s teeth, it’s highly recommended that you take them to see an orthodontist around their seventh birthday. If you call our team at Buchwald Orthodontics to schedule an appointment, we can check your child’s mouth for issues that might lead to major oral health complications. While the majority of children will not need Phase 1 orthodontic treatment, it is still important to have their smiles examined by an orthodontic expert early in life. If we find that nothing is wrong, we may still ask you to bring them in for complimentary checkups once or twice a year so that we can make sure that there aren’t any problems with their teeth or that their jaws are developing as expected.

That said, if your child does have issues related to the growth and development of their jaw, the warning signs will likely start to become evident by the time they’re 7 years old. As such, we may determine that Phase 1 orthodontic treatment in Prosper is necessary to make sure that the upper and lower jaws fit together as they should and that there is enough room for the permanent teeth to erupt properly.


Why Choose Buchwald Orthodontics for Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment?

  • Treatment from a Board-Certified Orthodontic Expert
  • A Friendly Staff That Cares About Patients
  • Warm, Welcoming, Comfortable Practice Environment

How to tell if your child may need Phase 1 orthodontic treatment:

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  • They lost their baby teeth earlier than they were supposed to.
  • At least one baby tooth stayed in their mouth for too long.
  • Their front teeth seem to be crowded together.
  • They have a crossbite, meaning their back top teeth come down inside the bottom teeth.
  • They have an underbite, meaning the top front teeth are behind the bottom teeth.
  • They have protruding teeth, meaning the upper teeth are in front of the lower ones and angled outward.
  • Their teeth don’t come together the way they should.
  • They have trouble chewing their food.
  • They have not stopped sucking their thumb after the age of 5.
  • They habitually breathe through their mouth.
  • They have developed a speech impediment.

How Will Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment Benefit My Child?

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When your child’s jaws are still growing, it tends to be easier to make corrections to the size or positioning of the jaw since the bones haven’t fused together yet. In general, Phase 1 treatment can go a long way toward ensuring that your little one is able to avoid major issues that might call for jaw surgery or a permanent tooth extraction later in life. After all, if the teeth aren’t where they need to be while your child is still young, there’s a good chance that they’ll end up suffering from gum recession, chipped enamel, and other problems. On top of that, Phase 1 orthodontic treatment can help your children feel better about themselves, especially if it’s used to correct an issue with the highly visible front teeth. Our team can explain more about how Phase 1 orthodontic treatment works and the benefits it offers after we have evaluated your child’s mouth and learned more about the specifics of their situation.

Kids Love Us, You Will Too!

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Our team is comprised of professionals who are all completely dedicated to helping your child get the absolute most out of their treatment.



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