ONE–PHASE VS. TWO–PHASE TREATMENT

The difference between treating a patient in one phase versus two phases of orthodontic treatment is the increase in cost and additional appointment visits required. University research and collaboration with orthodontic study clubs has verified this. In the 1980’s, 40% of the orthodontic patients were treated with two phases, but now it is only 10%. Thus, if the orthodontist can give the patients the same excellent results incurring less expense and requiring fewer appointments, then two-phase treatment is not for your child.

During the beginning years of Dr. King’s career, two-phase treatment was utilized until the research, his clinical observations, and orthodontic technological advances allowed Dr. King to treat the same patients with one phase.

Parents should be wary that some orthodontists encourage two-phase treatment to generate more profit from the patient. Dr. King only treats patients in two phases when it is absolutely necessary and in the best  interest of the patient.

During the beginning years of Dr. King’s career, two-phase treatment was utilized until the research, his clinical observations, and orthodontic technological advances allowed Dr. King to treat the same patients with one phase. If your orthodontist recommends two phases, it should be for very severe cases and crossbite correction.
Dr. King has extensive experience treating patients with both one and two-phase treatment. Request a complimentary exam with Dr. King at our Jupiter location today.