Phase I Braces
Phase I Braces typically consist of a few brackets on the front teeth to make room for permanent teeth. Sometimes this phase is necessary for social concerns, to correct crossbite or anything else that could negatively affect the gum tissue, teeth or bite. This phase of treatment is short and is followed with a retainer that is worn at night. Most of the time Phase I braces are followed by comprehensive braces once all the permanent teeth are in. Dr. McClaran is very conservative in her treatment approach and only recommends this early phase of treatment if it is absolutely necessary.