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Phase II Treatment

Phase II treatment typically refers to the normal orthodontic treatment that may follow a first (early) phase I treatment. This usually involves placing braces on both the upper and lower teeth, once all the adult or ‘permanent’ teeth have come in or ‘erupted.’ Phase I usually does not correct all tooth and bite-related problems, therefore a second phase of braces (phase II) is needed to finish aligning the teeth and bite. When Phase I treatment has been successfully completed, however, this second orthodontic treatment phase (phase II) will be reduced significantly, reflecting the benefit of the phase I early correction.

In simple terms: Phase II orthodontic treatment is usually full upper and lower braces. It is the second part of two phases of orthodontic treatment, and that is where it derives its name.



"As a college student considering orthodontics with possible extractions was a bit daunting, but with Dr. DiCicco's patience and guidance, my confidence grew with excitement.  The extractions came and the treatment went exactly as Dr. DiCicco said, and my outcome better than I could have envisioned! I will be graduating soon. and with my love of acting, I now can smile my way to Hollywood" - Elliott   


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