Two-Phase Treatment in Elmhurst and Downers Grove, IL

Two-phase orthodontic care from our dentists near you at Premier Orthodontics & Dental Specialists is a popular treatment that can provide a lifetime of health and aesthetic beauty to your child’s smile while also achieving lasting results. When you make plans today to learn about the benefits of two-phase orthodontic treatment for your child from our dentists in Elmhurst, IL, and Downers Grove, IL, you’ll benefit from two advantages. First, you’ll be providing your child with a smile that they can be proud of for a lifetime; and second, it’s more cost-effective and less invasive than orthodontic treatment.

What to Expect in Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment

As the name of the treatment indicates, there will be two phases to your child’s orthodontic treatment from Premier Orthodontics & Dental Specialists. When you visit our dentists near you for your child’s consultation, we’ll provide complete information about each phase’s timing specific to your child’s needs so you’ll be able to plan for future appointments.

In general, however, the first phase will start between the ages of 7 to 12. The timing of this phase is predicated on the fact that the bones in the mouth and skull of children have not completed in development, so the specialized orthodontic appliances used can slowly and gently change and redirect the growth and the appearance of your little one’s future smile.

There will be a resting period between the first and second phases, but our dentists will continue to monitor growth to determine the best time to begin the second phase of treatment.

The second phase of two-phase orthodontic treatment from Premier Orthodontics & Dental Specialists typically begins during your child’s adolescence, and it can include either braces or Invisalign® clear aligners. Our dentists will keep you informed during the monitoring phase (also known as the resting period) to track which course your child is on, and we may recommend interim modifications as needed.

Early Treatment is the Preferred Treatment

Although our dentists at Premier Orthodontics & Dental Specialists offer a broad suite of orthodontic treatments for patients of all ages, one of the more cost-effective and less invasive smile-enhancing protocols to consider for your child is a two-phase treatment near you. We invite you to make an appointment now to learn more at the location most convenient to you.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Corina Radu

Dr. Corina Radu


As a board-certified orthodontic specialist, I am committed to helping my patients with all their… Read More

Dr. Samer Elbatanouny

Dr. Samer Elbatanouny


Dr. Sam earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois at Chicago after he… Read More

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