Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dental issues are common among people of all ages, but they are prevalent in children. Most children experience teeth misalignment, crooked teeth, and other related issues before they turn 10. An orthodontist can help eliminate most of these problems, but they usually take help from dentofacial orthopedics. Dentofacial Orthopedics in Dubai is beneficial for treating dental problems in children as it improves facial growth and development during childhood. Please continue reading to learn the procedure, benefits, results, cost, etc.

What is Dentofacial Orthopedics?

Dentofacial Orthopedics is a dental specialty often confused with orthodontics. The practice of Dentofacial Orthopedics is a unique distinction earned when an orthodontist completes a three-year specialization residency program. Moreover, Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedic Treatment can be easily distinguished in terms of their functionality.

Orthodontics focuses on managing tooth movement, while Dentofacial Orthopedics concentrates on the bones housing the teeth. Dentofacial Orthopedics involves the guidance of the facial growth and development that happens during childhood. Therefore, it is more effective for children, but adults can also benefit from it.

Aim of the Treatment

Dentofacial Orthopedics aims to:

  • Increase the life of the teeth
  • Make the teeth and gums healthy
  • Improve dental alignment
  • Guide jaw development
  • Avoid possible teeth infection and disease

Candidacy Criteria

A Dentofacial Orthopedic Doctor in Dubai usually determines the candidacy of an individual. However, generally, you are an ideal candidate if you want to:

  • Invest in the future of your teeth
  • Improve the health of your teeth and gums
  • Keep the attractive look of the teeth intact
  • Keep the teeth and gums safe from infections and diseases
  • Improve dental alignment
  • Correct overbite and underbite problems in children
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Occasionally misalignments and abnormalities can occur in a child’s developing facial structure. When it happens, a treatment plan involving specialized appliances, such as headgear or expanders, can be used to normalize the bone structure growth. Children are usually the perfect candidates for dentofacial orthopedic therapy because the doctor can monitor their facial growth from a young age. With the help of their expertise, they can determine the most effective treatment plan in the future.

Phase one of the treatment begins before all of the child’s adult teeth have erupted. It involves treatments designed to correct jaw growth and alignment before phase two, teeth straightening, can begin.


Dentofacial Orthopedics has numerous benefits, such as:

  • The process takes a short time.
  • There are no side effects and downtime.
  • The life of the teeth and gums increased.
  • The appearance of the teeth becomes better.
  • It keeps the person safe from infections and disease.
  • The dental issues get discovered promptly.

Dentofacial Orthopedics FAQs

What is a Dentofacial anomaly?

A dentofacial anomaly is an abnormality in the dental and facial regions, as an abnormal growth at the craniofacial centers. The most common conditions include cleft palate/lip and craniofacial microsomia. While this condition may not be life-threatening, it still affects the patient’s lifestyle.

What is the difference between Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics?

Orthodontics is related to treating and correcting misaligned teeth using braces or aligners. On the other hand, dentofacial orthopedics help improve the structure and growth of the facial and jaw bones. Both these treatments work hand in hand, especially in children, as their bones are still developing.

What services do orthodontists provide?

Orthodontists are also a type of dentist, but their services are related to the alignment of teeth. One of the most common services orthodontists provide is putting on dental braces. However, this is not the only service they provide. They also offer treatment for crowded teeth, overbite, underbite, and crossbite. Moreover, the problems related to extra space between teeth and temporomandibular disorders are also treated by orthodontists.

Can Adults Benefit from Dentofacial Orthopedics?

Although the process of Dentofacial Orthopedics is relatively common and straightforward for children, it can also be used to treat adults. However, the facial structure of adults is harder to control and realign due to the jawbone hardening after childhood growth. Therefore, surgery is often required to adjust the jawbone and establish a proper bite alignment.

What is Dentofacial Orthopedics used for?

Dentofacial orthopedics guide the growth of the facial and jaw bones using several orthopedic appliances, such as expanders. These treatments are excellent for treating overbite, underbite, and crossbite problems, especially in children.

Cost of Dentofacial Orthopedics

The cost of Dentofacial Orthopedics in Dubai varies from patient to patient because it depends on some variable factors, such as:

  • Condition of the teeth
  • Patient’s age
  • Treatment technique
  • Desired results
  • Practitioner’s expertise
  • Clinic’s location

Euromed® Clinic Center charges a reasonable price for this procedure. If you want to know the exact cost, please call us or fill the online form now.

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If you have a tooth movement-related issue or want to change the position of the teeth, consider Dentofacial Orthopedics. You can get the Best Orthopedic Doctor in Dubai at Euromed® Clinic Center, ready to answer your questions. Please contact us at any time in case of questions. Call us or fill the short online form now and avail of our online consultation offer.


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