845 Quince Orchard Blvd. Suite H, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Phase I Treatment Or Early Treatment

At Quince Orchard Dental Specialists, we believe that a healthy mouth translates to a healthy life. Our practice centers around the provision of high quality, professional and personalized dental services from our friendly, competent dentists. Whether you’re a child, teenager or an adult, you need strong, healthy teeth to chew your food, speak and smile. We are here to take care of your best feature, your teeth, whether natural or synthetic.

Orthodontics is the branch of our dental practice that deals with the correction of teeth that are crooked, irregularly positioned jaws, and teeth that generally don’t fit together properly. Our qualified and experienced orthodontists and support staff are here to help you transform your smile. We provide Phase I or Early Treatment, which is the aspect of orthodontic treatment that occurs before your child’s permanent teeth have completely emerged. This type of treatment is only recommended when there is a moderate or severe orthodontic problem too great to be corrected by braces alone.

It is often best to identify and treat problems in children that may influence eruption of teeth or jaw growth and positioning early in order to prevent a more severe problem in the future as an adolescent or adult. This type of treatment is known as Phase I Treatment or Early Interceptive Treatment. It usually occurs when a child is between the ages of 6 and 10 and is performed before the eruption of all permanent teeth. It may include expansion, active retainers, or partial braces.



The aim of our orthodontic practice is to optimize the health and function of your teeth. Our Orthodontist, Dr. Hagan, can address all of your needs such as crowding, spacing, an improper bite, and can help improve facial esthetics. Dr. Hagan and our highly trained dental team are dedicated to ensuring that you have the best orthodontic care in the most comfortable setting. Through the use of advanced and appropriate dental technology, we guarantee the highest level of orthodontic treatment and diagnostics, to produce the finest, most stable results. We encourage you to come in to our office to find out how we can help you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve.

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