Perfect smiles don’t always start with teeth
"Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics" is one of the nine specialties sanctioned by the American Dental Association. While orthodontics is the management of tooth movement, dentofacial orthopedics involves the guidance of facial growth and development. This occurs largely during childhood.
Appliances are frequently utilized along with braces. Sometimes orthopedic treatment may precede conventional braces, but often the two are used at the same time. If your child gets braces, an expander, or headgear, he's actually undergoing orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
Trained and skilled in both areas, Dr. T. Barrett Trotter and Dr. Paul Trotter are able to diagnose any misalignments in the teeth and jaw as well as the facial structure. Our custom treatment plans integrate both orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedics.
If you’re wondering whether or not your child would benefit from dentofacial orthopedics, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with us today!
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