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All About Phase I Treatment

7Up is more than a drink—it’s an American Association of Orthodontics recommendation! The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children see an orthodontist as young as seven. Why so young?

By age seven, most of your child’s baby teeth have erupted, and it’s important to monitor the growth and development of teeth and jaw bones. Dr. Varallo can spot any existing problems and recommend Phase I treatment if necessary.

Early Treatment for Better Results

Did you ever hear stories of kids spending endless years in braces? It’s our goal at Varallo Orthodontics to help you avoid that outcome! Early intervention in our Arlington or Burlington office prevents lengthy Phase 2 treatments later.

Dr. Varallo recommends Phase I orthodontics when your child’s permanent teeth haven’t fully erupted. This helps clear the path for permanent teeth to develop and allows your child to speak, eat, and breathe properly.

Benefits of Phase I

  • Identify extra or missing teeth
  • Correct bad habits
  • Guide tooth eruption
  • Correct jaw growth abnormalities
  • Create room for crowded teeth
  • Prevent damage to teeth and gums
  • Correct airway issues such as snoring and mouth breathing
  • Improve Self Esteem

Even if your child doesn’t have any of these symptoms, they will benefit from meeting with Dr. Varallo to monitor any changes. That way, Dr. Varallo can time any potential future treatment for your child to achieve the best results in the shortest amount of time.

Airway Orthodontics

Does your child sleep with their mouth open, have trouble breathing, or snore? In children and adolescents, breathing disorders can present in several ways—hyperactivity, bedwetting, snoring, and other sleep problems.

Dr. Varallo can determine if an obstructed airway can be resolved with a palate expander and can redirect poor airway growth, allowing your child to sleep, breathe, and function better.

A free orthodontic consultation is the first step in getting your child on track for a healthy smile. To schedule, contact us today.

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Join Waxy’s Kid’s Club

Orthodontic treatment and monitoring are FUN at Varallo Orthodontics! Join Waxy’s Kid’s Club and enjoy benefits including:

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Free monitoring of growth and development to help time when and if treatment is needed
  • Participation in Varallo Ortho Rewards Program
  • Participation in office contests
  • A prize at every checkup