Dr. Roncone specializes in two phase treatment and has developed a highly successful treatment program. When a child is seen by age seven, many wonderful things can be accomplished! Extraction of permanent teeth can be avoided in the vast majority of cases. This allows us to achieve an excellent profile avoiding a flattened profile and thinning of the lips.
Our method of treatment can correct:
- “Gummy” smiles
- Chronic open mouth and mouth breathing
- Excessive snoring
- Severe overjet and overbite
- Narrow dental arches
- Airway problems
- Crossbites which should be corrected as early as possible
- Swollen gums
- “Pouting” lower lip
- Smile problems associated with a short upper lip
- Chronic chapped or cracked lips
- Elimination of the need for headgear
True lower arch expansion can only be done while many deciduous (baby) teeth are still present in the mouth. Dr. Roncone feels it is very important to expand both the upper and lower arches to obtain the best smiles and facial results.
Phase I lasts approximately 12-15 months after which there is a “resting” phase. During this time the child is monitored for facial development and permanent tooth eruption approximately every 4-6 months. When all of the permanent teeth are just about erupted Phase II begins. Phase II consists of placing braces on all permanent teeth. Two Phase orthodontics is planned to obtain the best possible treatment results. It is not doing orthodontics over again!
Just as if a child were born with some orthopedic problem, one would not wait until all growth had been completed to correct the problem foot, leg or arm. One would correct it as early as possible. Likewise skeletal (jaw) problems need to be addressed early in development in order to obtain the best result.
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
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm