Brantford Orthodontist: Two Phase Growth Modification Treatment For Kids Expands

Schacher Orthodontics’ recently announced Two Phase Growth Modification Treatment is a specialized process in which a child’s jaw bone imbalances are corrected before braces or other orthodontic devices are applied. The goal of the treatment is to maximize the child’s growth opportunity and achieve healthy, functional, and appealing results.

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Phase 1 of Schacher Orthodontics’ newly available Two Phase Growth Modification Treatment is where the actual ‘growth modification’ takes place. During this phase, Dr. Schacher and his team will use a variety of different methods to correct imbalances in the child’s upper and lower jaw. Typically, this phase starts once the child is 6 years of age or older, and is followed by a resting period where their permanent teeth are allowed to fully erupt.

Once the majority of the child’s permanent teeth have come through, Phase 2 of the treatment can begin. During this phase, the child is usually required to wear braces or other orthodontic appliances that will concentrate on the arrangement of their teeth. In most cases, this phase lasts anywhere from 18 to 24 months, and like Phase 1, is followed by an easing-off period in which the child will have to wear a retainer to maintain results.

Not all children are candidates for Two Phase Growth Modification Treatment, Schacher Orthodontics notes. Generally speaking, the treatment is used to correct issues like reverse bites, protruded front teeth, crooked or slanted jaws, open bites, and deep bites. Children also have a “growth window” in which adjustments can be made without surgery; if this window passes, invasive options may need to be considered, the team adds.

Children who receive Two Phase Growth Modification Treatment, however, do see many short and long-term benefits. For example, the treatment can improve the aesthetic, health, and function of their teeth, and can also make them easier to clean. Two Phase Growth Modification Treatment also significantly reduces the chances of more severe oral health issues occurring in the future.

“When a growing child has jaw bone imbalances, Two Phase Growth Modification Treatment can help,” said a spokesperson for the practice. “The treatment harnesses a child’s jaw growth potential and re-directs that growth to rebalance facial harmony. This leads to less complicated treatment in the future, and ultimately, a straighter, healthier, and higher functioning set of teeth.”

About Schacher Orthodontics

Owned and operated by Dr. Victor Schacher, Schacher Orthodontics has been providing patients with professional orthodontic care for over 30 years. In addition to its Brantford location, the practice also has offices in Hamilton East and Simcoe.

Interested parties can find more information at

Schacher Orthodontics
(905) 545-3021
1334 Barton Street East

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