Phase 2 – Full Braces

Full Braces – Ages 12 to 14

In Phase Two, or full braces, the doctor is evaluating how the jaws fit and work together.  The teeth will be straightened and the bite will be properly aligned. Of special interest in Phase Two is the jaw joint (TMJ), the facial profile and periodontal (gum and bone) tissues. Phase One may reduce the time needed for full braces, depending on the case.