As your child grows and their facial structure and jaw develops, they may begin to show signs of oral issues that can lead to future problems with their bite and smile. These problems include early or late loss of baby teeth, crowded or misplaced teeth, overbites, underbites or crossbites. At Northpointe Dental, our dentist can offer early orthodontic treatments that target these problems with functional appliances and braces. These treatments are referred to as Phase I orthodontics, as they typically precede a second phase (Phase II orthodontics) that occur after your child’s permanent teeth have fully erupted. To learn more about Phase I orthodontics, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brian J. Waggle, call our office at 740-454-6644.