Have you ever wondered about when to start your phase 1 interceptive treatment plan for a patient? It’s not always easy to work out how to develop the right treatment plan for your patients, especially for Phase 1 interceptive cases. Nonetheless, the following tips could help you determine the right approach for your patients.
When Should I Start a Phase 1 Interceptive Treatment Plan?
Starting a new Phase 1 interceptive treatment plan is highly time-dependent in many cases. If you’re looking to tackle a 2 by 4, braces case, Phase 1 aligners, or expansion, you will likely want to wait until the six-year-old molars fully come in (sixes). Ideally, waiting until the 2 to 2 anteriors come fully in may also help with the case.
It’s also worth noting that a child’s emotional maturity may also impact the right option for their needs. Not all children will necessarily be emotionally prepared for the treatment plan; often, you’ll want to wait until they’re around nine years old before you begin their Phase 1 interceptive treatment plan.
Remember: more major changes will likely be less effective once the child has finished puberty. So, try to plan around this time to ensure your patient gets the best possible results.
Final Thoughts
Knowing when to start is vital if you’ve been looking to develop a new treatment plan for a Phase 1 interceptive patient. Luckily, if you need further help with your own Phase 1 interceptive patients, our team here at Straight Smile Solutions will be on hand to help. Don’t compromise!