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What Happens During Phase 1 of Orthodontia?

When it comes to Orthodontic work, patients may need to have two phases of treatment performed. Phase 1 Orthodontics may include the use of braces or may use special Orthodontic appliances to prepare for Orthodontia in the future. By getting a proper evaluation, you can find out if you need two phases of treatment to achieve the smile of your dreams with Dr. Edgar Mendieta and his team at Global Smiles Orthodontics in Columbus, Ohio.

What happens during Phase 1 of Orthodontic treatment?

During phase 1 of Orthodontic treatment, the patient’s medical and dental history is reviewed, an initial examination is performed, photographs and x-rays are taken, and diagnostic scans are completed. Dr. Mendieta will then create a customized treatment plan that may include one or several techniques, such as braces, palatal expanders, aligners, or other appliances to move teeth into proper alignment. Additional office visits may be scheduled for adjustments or further evaluation depending on the individual case.

Do I need Orthodontic intervention at an earlier age?

We evaluate children to determine if they may need Orthodontic interventions. There are often many signs that can be seen when the permanent teeth begin to come in. We can see if there will be overcrowding, underbites, overbites, and misalignment as these new teeth come into the smile. With early treatment, children can have their dental concerns addressed sooner than many of their peers.

How do I ensure I get the results I want?

It is important to follow Dr. Mendieta’s instructions carefully during this period to properly align your teeth and achieve the best results possible. With proper care and regular appointments with Dr. Mendieta throughout treatment to ensure the smile of your dreams is within your reach! We schedule patients for routine visits during their Orthodontic treatment to monitor progress and make adjustments as needed.

Call Global Smiles Orthodontics today!

If you reside in Columbus, OH, and want to speak to Dr. Edgar Mendieta about the benefits of interceptive and preventive orthodontics, call the office to request a consultation. The practice is located at 3160 West Broad Street and is open to new and returning patients who call (614) 230-0374 for an appointment.

Dr. Edgar Mendieta

Dr. Edgar Mendieta

Dr. Edgar Mendieta, is a highly regarded orthodontist in Columbus, OH, currently holding the esteemed position of President at the Cleveland Society of Orthodontists. His academic journey began with earning his bachelor’s degree at UCLA, followed by comprehensive dental training at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. Dr. Mendieta gained experience practicing general dentistry before pursuing specialization in orthodontics through a distinguished program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Known for his passion for travel, he connects effortlessly with patients of all ages and backgrounds and is trusted for upholding the highest standards of patient care.