Dentofacial Orthopedics for Children
A child’s development can be adjusted to optimize the jaw relationships, bite, and facial appearance. For this reason, children are the best candidates for dentofacial orthopedic therapy. Dr. Kuhta or Dr. McAnnally will monitor your child’s growth to determine the best time to begin Phase-One dentofacial orthopedic correction. Later, Phase-Two orthodontics will usually be needed to straighten misaligned teeth.
Dentofacial Orthopedics for Adults
For correction of adult facial and jaw imbalances, we rely on orthopedic appliances to induce remodeling of the jaws. Surgery provides an alternative to appliance wear. You can still obtain the attractive facial pattern and beautiful smile you’ve wanted.
To find out if dentofacial orthopedics is right for you or your child, call us and schedule an orthodontic consultation.
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