Phase 2

Prosper & Melissa Phase 2 Orthodontics

Braces for Our Teenage Patients

Once most of your child's permanent teeth have erupted (generally between 11 – 13), this is an opportune time to begin Phase 2 orthodontic treatment. At this stage in his or her development, the teeth and jaws will show their position and contribution to the bite. If your child was monitored and treated in Phase 1, Dr. Bietsch will have years of documentation, patterns of growth, and additional resources to study that will help to make the best treatment decisions.

Whether or not your child had their Phase 1 treatment at our office, we would be happy to have them complete their Phase 2 treatment with us!

If your child is ready for Phase 2, call our office at (972) 934-6222 to begin the next step in your orthodontic journey.

What Is Phase 2 Orthodontics?

Phase 2 is much like the Phase 1 consultation appointment. We will perform an examination of the teeth and jaw, plus take photographs and X-rays to map out the entire mouth and dental relationship.

In Phase 2, the type of orthodontic treatment needed may include:

Children at Phase 2 age will experience their orthodontic treatments with reduced discomfort, shorter treatment time, and will have fewer adjustment visits in our office.

What to Expect

Depending on what type of appliance or braces the orthodontist helps you decide is best for your child, this will determine how Phase 2 will be implemented. The good news is that by Phase 2, many of your child's peers will be getting braces on and your child may be ready or even eager to get their braces on too! Investing in their smile will not only improve their aesthetic appearance but will boost their self-esteem in the long run.

No matter if your child has braces or wears a removable appliance, oral hygiene is very important. We recommend the following tips:

  • You may need to create a packet with floss, a toothbrush, and toothpaste for your child to take to school to brush his or her teeth during school hours.
  • Keeping the teeth clean while wearing any orthodontic appliance will help prevent tooth decay.
  • Having bacteria sitting on the teeth all day is a mistake that can lead to cavities, discoloration of the teeth, and gum tissue problems.

Your orthodontist will also schedule follow-up appointments as needed to document the progress of the teeth and to make adjustments as needed. Don't skip your child's regular dental appointments because he or she is seeing an orthodontist! Protect your investment and have your primary dentist make sure there are no other problems, such as cavities or gum issues.

Big Smiles Start Here!

When you are ready for Phase 2, start by calling our friendly staff at Bietsch Orthodontics. Dr. Bietsch and our talented team have many years of experience, and we will help you determine the best treatments for your child. Phase 2 orthodontic treatment can save you and your child a lot of time (faster treatment and adjustment sessions, less time in appliances, and more), so he or she will be on the way to a beautiful, healthy smile.

We invite you to call us at (972) 934-6222 for a Phase 2 complimentary examination at our practices in Prosper & Melissa, TX.

Patient Experiences

Opinions We Cherish Most
  • “I chose to see Dr. Bietsch from a referral from a friend. I am so happy that I did. The entire consult was all about my son and never about the doctor. I was so impressed that I chose to see him myself for some orthodontic work.”

    - Amy
  • “We love Dr. Bietsch's office. It's very easy to find a qualified orthodontist, but more difficult to find the combination of highly qualified, and caring. I feel like going above and beyond, is just normal for Dr. Bietsch and his staff.”

    - Kelly
  • “I was walked through each x-ray, necessary procedure and plan to align a jaw, straighten teeth, and make sure both my children and I were going to be happy with the results. Very impressed.”

    - Aimee

Our Smile Specialists

Experienced & Caring
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    Dr. Tom Bietsch


    Having practiced orthodontics for more than 19 years, I am excited to offer Prosper residents a place where they can attain their best smile in a compassionate and fun environment. Originally from Chicago, I knew as a teen that I wanted to be an orthodontist. My neighbor was an orthodontist and he gave me the confidence and reassurance by volunteering in his office that being an orthodontist was my calling. I love watching patients' confidence and self esteem grow as their smile is enhanced and ...
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    Treatment Coordinator

    Bianca was born and raised in Alaska where she developed her love for animals and the outdoors. She loves any reality show about Alaska, all types of music, bike riding with her husband and 3 boys and attending outdoor concerts. Her favorite foods are cheese pretzels, McDonalds Hot Fudge Sundae's and, due to her Italian heritage, she has a special love for spumoni ice cream! Bianca has been in the Medical/Dental field for over 11 years. As treatment coordinator she loves helping Dr. Bietsch ...
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    Financial Coordinator

    Kirsten has been in the dental field for over 5 years now. She loves solving puzzles and working with numbers to create solutions for our patients. This includes everyone's favorite, Insurance! If there is a way to get an insurance company to pay benefits, Kirsten will find it! She also has an amazing talent of remembering everyone's name and fun random facts about our patients and their families. Kirsten is a native Texan from the beaches of South Texas. She is married and has a funny 9 year ...
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    You can find Jessica and her husband every weekend on the baseball fields cheering on their 2 boys. Four wheeling and camping are just a few activities that Jessica enjoys. Jessica enjoy shopping, hibachi food, country and Christian music. Jessica is a veteran to orthodontics with 16 years as a dental technician and brings a caring and experienced hand to Bietsch Orthodontics.
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    Monica's favorite thing about her home state of Texas is the people and delicious food you find everywhere. Family is everything to Monica and you can find her enjoying skydiving, camping, fishing or trying exotic foods such as shark when she is not working. Monica has been working in the dental field for 6 years and absolutely loves her position as a scheduling coordinator here at Bietsch Orthodontics.
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    Willow has a special love for the outdoors and the freedom of being in nature. She loves camping, hiking, fishing, riding atv's and enjoying all this with her sweet son Blake. Willow has been in the dental field for over 4 years and is our financial coordinator here at Bietsch Orthodontics. Willow enjoys music and poetry. Her favorite poem is called "If i were the sun"
  • Zeke   Photo
    Zeke comes to Bietsch Orthodontics with over 17 years in the dental field. Zeke served in the US Army as a Dental Technician who specialized in orthognathic surgery. Happily married to his wife Michelle, they just welcomed their 1st child "Ariella" who is the sweetest little girl. When Zeke is not with his family you can find his cooking, grilling, or hiking.
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    Meet our mascot, ESPiN! You may see ESPiN at local sporting or community events meeting and greeting people. Snap a selfie with ESPiN and give our mascot a high five! Hugs are welcome, too. BIETSCH Orthodontics wouldn't be the same without our smiling, spirited friend. ESPiN loves to see patients of all ages with brilliant new smiles and is available in the office for patients when they may need a little encouragement during their treatment.

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