Orthodontics – Mokena Crossings Family Dental

Orthodontics

Growth Modification Treatment

Part of the interceptive orthodontic process, growth modification treatment is utilized in the first phase of two-stage orthodontic treatment for children with misaligned teeth and bites. Growth modification is used when bones are still in the growing process and most effective during a child’s growth spurts.

As part of the growth modification process, growth modification appliances are used to correct the shape, position or width of the jawbone(s).

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Orthodontic Retainers

Retainers are used to hold and maintain teeth in their new fixed positions following orthodontic treatment. Some pressure and soreness may be experienced for the first few days of wearing a retainer, but the discomfort soon fades.

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Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment

The two-phase orthodontic treatment combines both straightening and physical, facial change. This combination makes it possible to achieve ideal results for function, health, and aesthetics.

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