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Phase II - Getting Braces

The goal of Phase II Treatment is to make sure each permanent tooth has an exact location in the mouth where it is in harmony with the other teeth, lips, cheeks, tongue, and bite to maximize their appearance and function. 


Dr. Patil carefully develops a custom treatment plan that spells out direction, rotation and timing for each specific tooth in order to create an optimal fit with all of the other teeth. Specific goals for treatment are set during a consultation with Dr. Patil and will vary based on each individual case.

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What does Phase II mean?

Phase II Treatment positions all the permanent teeth to maximize their appearance and function. This is best accomplished with full braces or Invisalign and is usually between 12-18 months long. 

Due to the improvements made in Phase I Treatment, Phase II Treatment requires less patient participation (no headgear and less rubber bands), often eliminates extraction of permanent teeth, and reduces the time spent in full braces. This is especially important for patients as they enter their teenage years!

Phase II:

  • Typically starts around age 11 or 13 and braces are placed on upper and lower teeth

  • This phase corrects spacing, misaligned teeth, overbites, and underbites

  • Average times in treatment is 12-24 months, depending on the patient and treatment plan


During the pre-teen and teenage years, the bones still have enough flexibility to achieve results that adult bone does not allow.  At the completion of this phase, the teeth and jaws are in their proper locations to allow the best finalization and maturation for long term stability.  


Retainer recommendations are made when braces are removed.  We will monitor your success during your no fee retention checks for 9-12 months after you achieve the smile of your dreams. 

My daughter just got her braces off and we just can't speak highly enough of the services we received at Patil Orthodontics. Dr. Patil and his entire staff exhibit the perfect blend of a personable and professional approach. It was a top notch experience from beginning to end. My daughter even got her braces off earlier that originally promised. I highly recommend them!    -Parent Google Review

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