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A common question from parents is “Why do some children get braces as early as 1st or 2nd grade, get them off, then get them again when all the adult teeth are in, while other kids get them only once in middle school?” There are two different ways of performing orthodontic treatment:

  1. Conventional Orthodontic Treatment

    Conventional Orthodontic Treatment is indicated for most children, and is best started when all of the permanent teeth have erupted, usually around the ages of 10-13. This treatment includes braces on all of the teeth, and can take anywhere from 12-30 months, depending on the alignment of the teeth.

  2. Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment

    Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment is indicated for those children who have a specific, more severe orthodontic problem noted at younger age. Treatment is performed in two separate phases. The first phase usually begins around the age of 8 and lasts for 12 months. This treatment often consists of braces on 4-6 top teeth and a palate expander. Once this treatment is complete, the braces are removed, the patient is given a retainer, and the patient goes on a “braces break.” Once all the permanent teeth have erupted, a second full set of braces is used to align the teeth. This second set of braces is usually 12-24 months.

    Two-Phase treatment may be recommended for children with more severe orthodontic problems like the following:

    1. Thumb sucking habit
    2. Severe crowding of the teeth
    3. Upper or lower jaw growth disharmonies
    4. Underbite
    5. Severe Overbite

We at Broad Street Braces believe that ideal orthodontic treatment includes fantastic results AND an efficient, precise, path to those results. While most children benefit from conventional orthodontic treatment, only some children benefit from two-phase treatment. We are committed to keeping our patients in treatment for as short amount of time as possible and excellent results.

Our Patient Reviews

Broad Street Braces

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 387 reviews

Felicia W

Excellent staff, excellent service with trusty expertise. It was overall a great experience for my son and myself. We are highly satisfied with all the services performed today.

Alisa O

I am pleased with this Orthodontist location because they are very prompt with appointments. It's never a long wait. The staff is kind and willing to fix misunderstandings quickly. They actually play relaxing music in the office. My favorite staff member is Trinh because she answers questions gracefully. Trinh always greets me with a smile. Glad I chose this dental office.

Phuong H

Really nice office. Very clean and modern. Everyone is friendly, especially Trinh. She is great. Love taking my son here.

Refie H

The staff is really friendly, very satisfied with the service. The place is cozy, and also clean, seriously I recommend it to anyone who wanted to have the braces on

Kevin A

My mom received THE BEST service here. Consultations & visits were a breeze & the staff was always so kind. Their bilingual employee, Sara, was very helpful because my mom only speaks Spanish.

Hung C

This is my son’s first time here. This Office is very nice and very professional. Great service. Mrs. Trinh did an excellent job helping us translate Vietnamese. She is really nice and did a great job! Thank you so much!

Angela D

Great experience!! welcoming and good at what they do. Ask for amanda- she's the best!

Thang N

Many friends told me that Trinh always does a great job and I am very lucky today to have her put my braces on! They look great. I am looking forward to coming back for my second appoinment. The treatment coordinator, Rachel is very friendly and welcoming. She is awesome. I would recommend anyone who is interested in braces to come to Broad Street Braces. You would love Dr. Neil!