Phase One Treatment • Grass Valley & Salinas CA

Early Orthodontic Treatment

Early Orthodontic Treatment - Luv My Smile - Grass Valley & Salinas CA

Phase One Treatment for Your Loved One

Early Orthodontic Treatment in the Grass Valley - Salinas CA Area

Early orthodontic treatment, also known as phase one treatment, is done for children who have not yet gotten all of their adult teeth, typically occurring between the ages of six and ten. When you bring your child to Luv My Smile in Grass Valley or Salinas, California, we will do a full orthodontic workup. After getting a digital impression of their smile and getting x-rays, Dr. Cater and Dr. Galante will be able to determine what kind of treatment, if any, your loved one needs. Typically, our doctors can determine if your child will have any major orthodontic issues later as they grow into their adult teeth, such as an open bite, crowding, or a narrow palate.

There are a variety of reasons your child might need early orthodontic intervention. Perhaps thumb sucking has warped their palate, or they might suffer from breathing problems. Either way, our team at Luv My Smile will determine the best route for your child, be it braces, Invisalign, or other orthodontic appliances. We hope to see you and your loved one at their complimentary consultation soon!

Cater Galante Smile Simulator

Our State of the Art Smile Simulator

Here at Luv My Smile, we are proud to offer the best technology in the orthodontic field. Our state-of-the-art smile simulator is the newest, most exciting advancement we have seen recently! In a matter of minutes, we take thousands of images of your teeth, to create a “digital impression”. This digital impression then allows us to predict what your smile will look like after treatment, so we can show you what you have to look forward to! Here are some of our favorite things about our Cater Galante Smile Simulator.

No more goopy impressions. The days of goopy impressions are long behind us! We can get a digital impression in a matter of minutes.

Quick and comfortable. Our Cater Galante Smile Simulator is quick and comfortable, taking only a matter of minutes to complete.

Precise treatment plans. Because our camera takes thousands of photos a second, we are able to see even the smallest details of your smile, meaning our treatment plans are that much more precise!

Invisalign Smile Simulator - Cater Galante Orthodontic Specialists - Grass Valley & Salinas CA

Your First Appointment is On Us

Customize Your New Patient Experience

We are thrilled to inform you that all initial consultations are complimentary. Whether you are looking to join us in the office or virtually, we are ready and excited to meet you!

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Early Orthodontic Treatment FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Phase One Treatment

We understand that you probably have a lot of questions about early orthodontic treatment for your loved one, which is why we have taken the time to answer some of our most frequently asked questions below. Don’t see an answer you’re looking for? Feel free to call us and one of our team members will be glad to assist you!

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that a child sees an orthodontic specialist no later than the age of seven.

Orthodontists are trained to spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth, even though your child may still have their baby teeth. After evaluating these problems, a treatment plan is prescribed.

Phase one orthodontic treatment is the treatment for children who do not have all of their adult teeth. We can use Invisalign or braces to help correct subtle problems.

The goal of phase one treatment is to ensure there is enough room for adult teeth to emerge, reducing the risk of crowding and the need for extensive orthodontic treatment at a later age.

While every patient’s needs are unique, we typically see that phase one treatment lasts anywhere from 9-18 months.