Orthodontic treatments are designed for completion in one extended visit or within two phases of treatment that include a maintenance phase between treatments. With two phases of orthodontic treatments, the first phase is designed to begin when the patient has reached the age of 7 to 9 years. Should your child require phase I treatment, phase II will begin following the eruption of all permanent teeth during the maintenance phase. For all others, conventional treatment will begin after all of the permanent teeth have erupted. Although the age of conventional treatment varies for boys and girls, it is typically initiated between 10-12 years old. Phase II/Conventional treatment is designed to last 20 to 30 months; however, the actual length of the treatment depends of the severity of the tooth irregularities, the age of the patient, patient compliance with at-home instructions, and the consistency of attending monthly

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