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Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment for Maximum Effect

The two-phase treatment for orthodontics occurs over a number of years. Patients who have crooked teeth, an overbite, or have other problems with the alignment of their teeth can begin orthodontic treatment at an early age. Patients who seek treatment for dental issues at an early age will receive orthodontics in two stages. This allows the orthodontist to work with the growing child, maximizing the benefits of early orthodontic care. When treated early, the secondary treatment that will follow within a few years won't be as significant. The two-phase treatment approach provides you with the most care when you have problems with your teeth.

Understanding the Two-Phase Treatment Approach

In the beginning of the two-phase process, your child may have palate expanders to maximize the space in your child's mouth for teeth that will be coming in. The first phase of treatment involves a careful assessment of the mouth, and monitoring to ensure teeth are coming in properly. In addition, there will be a resting phase before your child gets upper or lower braces. Getting early, phase I treatment can reduce or eliminate the need to extract teeth in the future. Less aggressive treatment is generally necessary when phase 1 is implemented.

Why Two-Phase Treatment Is Necessary for Some Children

If your child has a narrow mouth and teeth are not descending properly, phase 1 treatment is going to be beneficial. When teeth are crowded, your child is going to be at risk for cavities and other dental problems. Without phase 1 treatment, your child is at a higher risk to need teeth removed before final braces can be put into place. Treatment that begins early often results in less aggressive treatment in the end.

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We understand that everyone has important obligations throughout the week and your time is very valuable. With three locations throughout the Northern Virginia metro area and flexible office hours, our team of expert staff can help to schedule your stress-free appointment today!

Quality care

At Let's Smile Dental, we use cutting-edge technology to make your visit as comfortable, relaxing and pain-free as possible.

Flexible hours

Whether you are looking for orthodontic treatments, like braces or Invisalign, pediatric care for your child or implants, let our professional staff schedule the perfect time for your next visit!

Adult and Kid Friendly

Our adult and kid-friendly dental office and staff work hard to make sure that the whole experience is joyful and easy for both the kids and their parents.


When you book your dental appointment with Let's Smile, do it with the utmost confidence! We’re dedicated to our patients. Take a look at what they have to say:

My son loves it here. The dentist and hygienist describe every tool they are about to use and how they are going to use them. Most importantly, they know how to talk to kids and have a good sense of humor.
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Love, love, love the whole staff here! I am being treated for adult orthodontic surgical braces to correct my underbite. Throughout the entire process from the initial consultation, finance/payment, greeting/exit of each appointment, and of course the talented and genuine staff that treat your teeth each time,
We were in an emergent situation after a playground accident/trauma and within 10 mins of calling and upon arrival, we were greeted, evaluated, and treated immediately on our first visit.
They are AWESOME....I make that drive from Alexandria to Fairfax to take my kid here. My kid loves that they make her feel comfortable and they are just happy and jolly.


To accommodate your busy schedule, Let’s Smile has three locations in the Northern Virginia metro area. We offer flexible hours and our wonderful staff can help you schedule an appointment today!




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4210 Fairfax Corner W Ave. Suite 245 Fairfax, VA 22030


1984 Isaac Newton Sq. West Suite 200. Reston, VA 20190


6564 Loisdale Court Suite 110 Springfield, VA 22150