In some situations it may be beneficial to start an early phase of braces before all the permanent teeth have erupted.  This is often referred to as "Phase I" or "Interceptive" treatment.  Need for such treatment may be based on growth or how the teeth are erupting.  It is our goal to provide early treatments as necessary, however, we feel it is important to minimize the time your child spends in braces, so we always work to provide the most efficient and effective treatment plan.  With decisions based on proven clinical research, we can help you make the best decisions in timing the development of your beautiful healthy smile!