Treatment by Twelves™ is a patented, easy-to-understand method to categorize orthodontic evaluation and care based on a review of modern literature and years of clinical experience.
Traditional orthodontic diagnosis places patients into Class I, II and III. Treatment by Twelves™ notes the stage of tooth and bone development and encourages decisions regarding care based on lower jaw function and upper lip position.
Generally speaking, patients presenting to the orthodontic office for treatment or evaluation will be placed in to one of these three categories based on the eruption of their permanent teeth, which coincides with commonly accepted treatment methods.
- The First Twelve Permanent Teeth
- The Next Twelve Permanent Teeth
- The Four Twelve Year Molars