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Joseph S. Basile, DDS
Board Certified Orthodontist

Prior Lake Orthodontics, PA
5116 Gateway St. SE, Suite 103
Prior Lake, MN 55372
Phone: 952-447-6088
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Basile Orthodontics, PA
17809 Hutchins Dr., Suite 101
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Phone: 952-474-3203
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Member American Association of Orthodontists

Diplomate American Board of Orthodontics

Two-Phase Treatment

Most adolescents will have all of their adult teeth (except the wisdom teeth/third molars) erupted by about the age of twelve. This, however, can vary in age from ten to fourteen years old. A good time to start full orthodontic treatment, for an adolescent, is when the child is about to lose their last few remaining baby teeth.

Because teenagers are still growing, the teen years are often the optimal time to correct orthodontic problems and achieve excellent results. Orthodontic treatment and a child’s growth can complement each other. By timing orthodontic treatment to predictable stages of dental development, Dr. Basile may be able to take advantage of your child’s growth and development. Some problems that can be treated quite well in a growing child may require corrective surgery if treated after growth is complete.