hase 1 or interceptive orthodontic treatment is a problem-focused treatment where the child's bite, teeth, airway and oral habits are addressed in preparation for a more simple and limited orthodontic treatment as teenagers called Phase 2 Orthodontic treatment.  This type of treatment generally lasts 6-18 months and occurs in children aged 6-10 years old. The implementation of Phase 1 treatment helps to prevent and reduce the likelihood  of more serious and extensive orthodontic issues in teens and adults like: impactions of canines, jaw surgery, and the need for future premolar extractions. 

Phase 1  treatment can involve the use of functional appliances, braces or clear aligners to fix many orthodontic malocclusions including: overjet, overbite, crossbites, negative overjet, the management and prevention of impacted canines, oral habits, deep bites and open bites as well as issues with airway and sleep disordered breathing.


This 13-hour digital, on-demand course is a series of curated  and historical content from the StraightSmile Solutions® team, that will teach dentists about Phase 1 treatment etiology, diagnosis and treatment planning using all forms of removable and fixed oral appliances including: braces, clear aligners, expanders, twin blocks, bionators, reverse pull headgear, habit appliances and bite plates. After this course, a dentist should feel comfortable with screening and treatment planning young patients under age 10 for orthodontics in order to empower the dentist to add these procedures to their menu of services for additional in-house revenue or to support the referral to a local orthodontist. 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of CE Zoom and StraightSmile Solutions. CE Zoom is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit.

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