Treatment Phases

Phase 1 and Phase 2 Treatment

In the rare instances that a patient needs braces before all adult teeth are erupted, we usually break up treatment into two phases.

The first phase will last approximately 8 to 12 months. During this time, treatment is designed to correct any existing issues that interfere with correct biting & chewing. Once teeth are properly positioned & jaws aligned to one another, braces are removed & retainers are made that are designed to guide the adult teeth into a correct position while the remaining deciduous (baby) teeth are lost.

After the first phase of treatment is complete, your child will re-enter our growth and guidance program, visiting the office every six months for routine monitoring until they are ready for the second phase of treatment once all adult teeth are present. This phase typically begins at 11 to 13 years of age, at which time we may use traditional braces to move the permanent teeth into their optimal & final positions.



All of our patients receive exceptional care by Dr. Moore and our team. Dr. Moore personally guarantees that each patient will be satisfied with their new smile.


We work with families to make orthodontic treatment work with their individual financial situations. We offer flexible down payment options and no interest financing throughout the duration of treatment.

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