Dr Shiva Shamim is interested in preventative dentistry and also early treatment for your child.
Two-phase Orthodontic Treatment involves the diagnosis and correction of orthodontic problems in two separate stages to achieve the final optimal result.
Phase One ideally occurs during the active growth years of a child before skeletal problems are established. Interceptive treatment plans are tailored to your child’s own natural growth to establish correct upper and lower jaw size, and to properly position the jaws in relationship to each other. There are many reasons for jaws not developing properly such as airway problems, thumb sucking, and tongue trust. Dr Shiva Shamim might refer your child to an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist to evaluate the child’s airways. In addition, there are a variety of orthodontic appliances that assist with “bone” correction (orthopedic therapy) to establish a normal skeletal foundation for further growth and eruption of the permanent teeth.
Phase Two is commenced after the eruption of most or all of the permanent teeth. The goal of Phase Two therapy is to finish the alignment of the jaws and permanent teeth for proper function and optimal aesthetics. This tooth movement and tooth straightening (orthodontic therapy) is achieved through the use of orthodontic appliances (fixed braces).
Following the completion of Phase One treatment, Dr Shiva Shamim will schedule periodic observation visits to monitor and guide the eruption of the remaining permanent teeth. Appliances may be used during this intermediate period to retain the accomplished results from Phase One treatment or to help guide the permanent teeth into their proper position. Your child’s growth and dental development during this stabilisation period will determine the ideal time to proceed into the second phase of treatment.
While perfect tooth alignment may not be absolutely necessary for sound oral function, orthodontic treatment can:
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