Phase I Orthodontics
In general, children should be evaluated by age seven. At this age, the vast majority of problems can be addressed when necessary. Many of the problems presenting themselves at this age are orthopedic. What this simply means is that the upper and/or lower jaws are not growing properly. These abnormalities can and should be corrected early in childhood.
Phase I orthopedics can be compared to a child who is born with a foot turned inward significantly. You would NOT wait until twelve or thirteen years of age to attempt correction. Likewise, certain jaw growth problems can best be treated before the typical orthodontic adolescent age.
Our 3-D scan machine can also uncover other significant problems such as:
1.) Reduced or small airway and its possible causes.
- Enlarged tonsils and adenoids
- Narrow upper arch
- Narrow lower arch
- Posterior tongue placement
- Lack of forward lower jaw growth
- Deviated septums
2.) Boney facial asymmetrics which may be masked by facial soft tissue.
3.) Early degenerative changes in the jaw joints. For more than 35 years, Dr. Roncone has seen this phenomenon in almost 30% of his patients between the ages of 10 and 15 years of age. This must be addressed early. However, without routine 3-D scans orthodontists would never know the problem exists and therefore could not properly advise parents.
This first half of orthodontic treatment is about 75-80% orthopedic and 20-25% orthodontics (tooth straightening).
Please call our office for a consultation: (760) 758-0630
I brought my children to see Dr Roncone and they actually left saying they loved that place. We just went to the initial consult and added spacers to both children in preparation for getting the extenders however the time Dr. Roncone spent with us was priceless.- Jamie B.
I loved Dr. Roncone and all the staff there. They treat you with immense care and make sure you are aware of everything going on and what's happening next and what the end product will be. They want to make their patients happy.- Laney G.
Having two children drastically needing orthodontic work I began researching for a doctor in our area and was very pleased to find Dr. Roncone. He and his staff are educated and make the children feel comfortable with their friendly personalities.- Abbey C.
The staff is incredibly friendly, enthusiastic, and professional. I enjoyed each visit with them and marveled at the extensive office. Dr Roncone was extremely knowledgeable and thoroughly explained my treatment to me in terms that I could understand.- Tyra C.
221 Main St., Ste. 100
Vista, CA 92084
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