Two Phase Orthodontic Treatment


At Define Orthodontics, we provide orthodontic services in Irving, TX to patients of all ages. Starting a the age of 7, we recommend patients bring in their children for early orthodontic screening. This allows us to keep an eye on your child’s dental development and come up with a plan to address concerns early before they develop into bigger issues. Two-phase treatment is an option for younger patients who may need orthodontic appliances to help aid in the development of a stable and functional smile. Dr. Sodhi works with patients and their parents to provide them with early orthodontic intervention as needed. Learn more about the two-phase treatment below.


Orthodontic Services in Irving TX for kids

Two-Phase Treatment in Irving, TX

Early orthodontic intervention is great for addressing concerns early while younger patients are still growing and developing. This offers them the best chance for a stable smile in the long run. With two-phase treatment, Dr. Sodhi works with patients and their parents to provide early intervention for malocclusion or jaw-skeletal issues. In some cases, early orthodontic treatment can prevent younger patients from needing braces in their teenage years.

How It Works

Depending on the current state of your child’s smile, Dr. Sodhi may recommend the use of an orthodontic appliance to begin addressing orthodontic concerns early.  One potential treatment option is a palate expander, which accommodates permanent tooth development and addresses upper jaw alignment issues. We also offer functional appliances to address habits like thumb sucking and tongue thrusting to enable normal jaw and tooth development, as well as sagittal appliances to expand the arch and allow for normal tooth development where crowding may occur.


Even if your child’s baby teeth remain, orthodontic appliances allow Dr. Sodhi to ensure sufficient space for permanent teeth development. Early orthodontic treatment options allow parents to get ahead on their child’s oral health needs before they require more costly and invasive treatment options.


Younger patients with more extensive orthodontic concerns will be recommended to begin orthodontic treatment with braces once their permanent teeth finish developing. However, the work done during the early intervention treatment can shorten treatment times for your child and reduce the amount of work needed to be done later on in their lives.