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Dentofacial Orthopedics – Roswell, GA

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Young girl hugging mother after dentofacial orthopedic treatment

While you may naturally think of bringing your child to the orthodontist for a problem with their teeth, you may not realize that orthodontic treatment can also be used to correct problems with the face. Dentofacial orthopedics is concerned with adjusting the jaw and facial bones in order to leave the face looking more symmetrical and correct bite problems. Dr. Podray-Donovan has experience in treating both adults and children without the need for invasive surgery. To determine whether or not this type of treatment is necessary, you can schedule a FREE consultation to discuss option for dentofacial orthopedics in Roswell, GA with our team by calling our orthodontic office today.

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  • Highly Skilled, Experienced Orthodontist
  • Children, Teens and Adults All Welcome
  • Non-Invasive Alternative to Surgery

What are Dentofacial Orthopedics?

Smiling young boy withmissing front top teeth

The goal of dentofacial orthopedics is to ensure that the bony structures supporting the teeth are able to develop correctly so that the bite is aligned correctly. The treatment does typically involve normal braces, but removable oral appliances are also used to encourage the jaw and nearby facial bones to grow in certain ways. Dentofacial orthopedics is usually performed as part of a regular orthodontic treatment. After all, if the jaw isn’t in the right position, it might not be possible to straighten the teeth correctly – if they can even be straightened at all.

How Dentofacial Orthopedics Are Used?

Inside of child's smile before dentofacial orthopedic treatment

We may start planning a dentofacial orthopedics treatment if your child is suffering from a particularly advanced case of overbite, underbite, or cross bite. If the teeth do not come together properly, it may actually be a problem with an underdeveloped jaw instead of an actual tooth. With dentofacial orthopedics, we can stimulate the growth of the jaw so that your jaw line is better defined. In addition to correcting all kinds of alignment problems, it can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile as well as your entire face.

Dentofacial Orthopedics for Adults & Children

Three smiling teen girls with dentofacial orthopedics

For the most part, dentofacial orthopedics is reserved for children whose face and jaw bones are still growing. It’s easier to treat bones that haven’t fully set yet. But while the treatment for adults is generally slower, it can still be effective. Older patients may be able to use dentofacial orthopedics to correct problems that weren’t originally addressed when they wore braces or clear aligners. And of course, all patients can benefit from orthodontic care that lets them skip the time and expense of jaw surgery.

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