You may have noticed that our doctor specializes in “orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.” While most people have heard of orthodontics, many are confused by the dentofacial orthopedics part of the title. “Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics” is one of the nine specialties. Essentially, while orthodontics entails the management of tooth movement, dentofacial orthopedics involves the guidance of facial growth and development, which occurs largely during childhood.
Being skilled in both areas, our doctor is able to diagnose any misalignments in the teeth and jaw as well as the facial structure, and can devise a treatment plan that integrates both orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic treatments.
CORRECTING JAW GROWTH PROBLEMS IN YOUNGER GROWING PATIENTS
JAW GROWTH PROBLEMS
HERBST APPLIANCE: CLASS II JAW GROWTH CORRECTION
HIGH-PULL HEADGEAR: VERTICAL FACIAL GROWTH CORRECTION
PROTRACTION HEADGEAR: CLASS III JAW GROWTH CORRECTION
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