Phase I Pediatric Orthodontics Holden

Setting Growing Smiles on the Right Path


As a father himself, Dr. Davis Witt understands the desire to make sure your child grows up to be as healthy as possible. One way to do that is to provide orthodontic treatment that can address alignment issues in the baby teeth and prevent similar ones from arising in the permanent teeth. Dr. Witt recommends that your child receive an orthodontic evaluation starting around age seven. That way, he can identify a potential problem, monitor it, and begin treatment at just the right time with Phase I Pediatric Orthodontics here in Holden. Learn more by calling our Witt Orthodontics, PC team today!


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Why Choose Witt Orthodontics, PC for Phase I Pediatric Orthodontics?

  • X-Rays & Photos for Kids Included at No Charge
  • Orthodontist with Decades of Experience
  • In-Network with Most Leading Dental Insurances

How Does Phase I Treatment Work?

Orthodontic appliance on model of row of teeth

With Phase I Pediatric Orthodontics, there are three key goals:

  1. Correct problems with alignment in the baby teeth
  2. Create a path for the adult teeth to grow in straight
  3. Eliminate habits that could impede proper dental development (tongue thrusting, thumb-sucking, etc.)

After a brief yet thorough exam, Dr. Witt can let you know whether your child could benefit from Phase I treatment. He’ll typically recommend it if he detects existing orthodontic problems or signs that others will soon develop.

What Happens During Phase II?

Close up of smile during and after pediatric orthodontic treatment

Following Phase I treatment, we’ll give your son or daughter some time for their mouth to adjust. Then, once they’ve lost most or all of their baby teeth, Dr. Witt will evaluate them again. If alignment issues are still present by the time more of their permanent teeth have emerged, he’ll recommend they wear braces. With that being said, their treatment should take significantly less time thanks to the corrections made during Phase I.