Two Phase Orthodontics

Two-phase orthodontic treatment is a very specialized process that encompasses jaw and facial changes and tooth straightening. The major advantage of two-phase treatment is to maximize the opportunity to accomplish the ideal healthy, functional, aesthetic and comfortable result that will remain stable. In some cases interceptive treatment prevents adult tooth extractions or major jaw surgery.

Interceptive orthodontic care is one of the most rewarding treatment options that we offer to our patients. Interceptive care is exactly that, intercepting a problem before it gets out of hand. Treatment occurs at a younger age than conventional orthodontic care and is not typically as long. The idea is to shift teeth, manipulate growth, create space for un-erupted teeth, break habits and prevent trauma before it is too late. Children between the ages of 7 and 10 are best suited for this sort of treatment. They are flexible, compliant and their growth potential is still at a maximum. Treatment usually lasts 4 to 12 months after which the child is monitored and the decision as to the need for a second phase is made. Most children will require a second, more comprehensive, phase of treatment in order to create a completely stable, functional and aesthetic occlusion.

Second phase treatment begins once most of the adult teeth have erupted. This phase usually requires 12 months with braces on all of the teeth. After the second phase of treatment retainers will be worn in order to hold the teeth in the correct position.

Welcome to Our Practice

Island Smile Orthodontics

Is dedicated to providing you and your family with professional and personal orthodontic care. We strive to provide a setting where patients and their families can develop a bond with our team, knowing that their needs are of supreme importance to us. We treat every patient with dignity, respect and appreciation. Our purpose is not only to straighten teeth, but to improve lives through a lifetime of beautiful smiles.

When committing to orthodontic treatment, you are entering a long-term and special relationship with the orthodontist and his entire staff. A high level of caring and communication between patient, family and the orthodontic provider is vital to the ultimate success of treatment.

Our doctors and team set high standards of excellence for themselves and those to whom they provide service. During each visit, Dr. Rahimi or Dr. Newton will communicate treatment progress and any special instructions for the patient and parents.

Island Smile Orthodontics

Grand Cayman Orthodontics

What Makes Our Office So Unique?

  • Dr. Rahimi and Dr. Newton will personally diagnose your case and see you at every visit until your new smile has been achieved.
  • We are known for the incredible level of service we provide, and the fabulous results we are able to achieve. We are proud of our warm, home-like atmosphere, where patients and family are greeted and treated like guests.
  • You will always be able to reach us at either our office or our emergency number.
  • Most insurance plans are accepted. To help maximize your insurance benefits, we will submit forms for you to your insurance company.
  • Most importantly, we treat you like family, and that simple concept will make your treatment an extraordinary experience for all. We will do our best because we want each patient to have the best possible smile and feel comfortable in recommending us to their friends.