Did you know that the jaw and teeth are much easier to move while your child is young? These structures are still growing during this time, which typically means that it requires less invasive treatments to make adjustments. Phase 1 orthodontics usually starts while your child has some baby teeth left, but their mouth already indicates orthodontic issues. Basically, treatment entails wearing braces or other oral appliances for a period of time and then allowing the rest of the permanent teeth to erupt before beginning the next round. Overall, Phase 1 orthodontics can help reduce the treatment time and cost by managing the problems before structures are firmly set.