“Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics” is what our specialist specializes in. Dentofacial orthopedics is an area of orthodontics that many people are unfamiliar with.
For every orthodontist, dental school is the beginning. Some dental school grads immediately begin practicing as dentists after graduation. Others want to specialize, which takes a two- or three-year residency program to complete. The American Dental Association recognizes nine distinct dental specializations. Periodontics (dentistry concentrating on the gums) and oral surgery are two more dental specialties that you may already be acquainted with.
There are nine specialties: “Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.” Dentofacial orthopedics, on the other hand, focuses on guiding the growth and development of the face, which is mostly a child’s responsibility. Orthodontic braces, as well as more specific devices like headgear and expanders, are routinely used, depending on the severity of the patient’s facial deformities. Orthopedic therapy may come first, although traditional braces are often used in conjunction with it. Your youngster is receiving orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics by wearing braces and headgear.
Our doctor is well-versed in both orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, so he can identify any problems with the teeth, jaw, or facial structure and develop a treatment plan that includes both.