Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Orthodontics focuses on the management of tooth movement but the Dentofacial Orthopedics involves the guidance of the facial growth and development that happens during childhood. Continue reading to know the cost, benefits, results, side effects, procedure, etc.

What is Dentofacial Orthopedics?

Unlike orthodontics, which focuses on the management of tooth movement, Dentofacial Orthopedics involves the guidance of the facial growth and development that happens during childhood. The practice of Dentofacial Orthopedics is a special distinction earned when an orthodontist completes a three-year specialisation residency program.

Results and Benefits

The Dentofacial Orthopedics has the following benefits;

  • The process takes very short time.
  • There are no side effects and downtime.
  • The life of the teeth and gums increased.
  • The appearance of the teeth remains good.
  • Keeps the person safe from infections and disease.
  • The dental issues get discovered in a timely manner.

Who is a Candidate?

The following persons can be good candidates for the procedure.

  • Those who want to invest in the future of the teeth.
  • Those who want to increase the life of the teeth and gums.
  • Those who want to keep the attractive look of the teeth intact.
  • Those who want to keep their teeth and gums safe from infections and diseases.

What is the Aim of Treatment?

The treatment aims at the following;

  • To increase the life of the teeth.
  • To make the teeth and gums healthy.
  • To make your teeth healthy and beautiful.
  • To avoid possible teeth infection and disease.
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How is the Treatment Performed?

Occasionally misalignments and abnormalities can occur in a child’s developing facial structure, and when this happens a treatment plan involving specialised appliances such as headgear or expanders can be used to normalise the growth of the bone structure. Children are often the best candidates for receiving dental orthopedic therapy, as from a young age the doctor will be able to monitor the facial growth and determine the most effective treatment plan going forward.

Phase-one of treatment begins before all of your child’s adult teeth have erupted, and involves treatments designed to correct jaw growth and alignment before phase-two, the straightening of teeth, can begin. Although the process of Dentofacial Orthopedics is much more common and straightforward for children, this branch of orthodontics can also be used to treat adults.

The facial structure of adults is much harder to control and realign due to the jawbone hardening after childhood growth, and therefore surgery is often required in order to adjust the jawbone and establish a proper bite alignment. With adult Dentofacial Othropedics it is not too late to achieve the perfect smile you have always dreamed of wearing!

How to Prepare for the Treatment?

The pre-op is not difficult and the recovery time is also short. Your Orthodontist will advise you.

Post-Op Care and the Recovery Time

The post-op is not difficult and the recovery time is also short. You will be able to continue your daily life uninterrupted.

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Cost of Dentofacial Orthopedics

The cost of Dentofacial Orthopedics varies from patient to patient because it depends on some variable factors, but EuroMed Clinic is proud to charge a reasonable price from its patients. If you want to know the exact cost, please call us or fill the online form now.

What is a Dentofacial anomaly?

Just as the name denotes, a dentofacial anomaly is an abnormality in the dental and facial regions. Usually, there is an abnormal growth found 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 Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics?

The branch of dentistry dealing with the alignment of teeth and dental arches is known as Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. This practice diagnoses, prevents, intercepts, and corrects misaligned dental arches. Apart from that, it also addresses several other dental problems, like missing teeth. Moreover, application and removal of braces also comes under the umbrella of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

What services do orthodontists provide?

Orthodontists are also a type of dentists but their services are related to the alignment of teeth. One of the most commonly attributed services to the orthodontists 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.

Do orthodontists crown?

While an orthodontist may be able to crown teeth it does not come under their domain of expertise. The services such as crowning, filling, extractions, veneers, and bonding are offered by a dentist instead of an orthodontist. The difference between a dentist and an orthodontist is that of a general physician and a surgeon respectively.

Schedule a Consultation

If you have got a tooth movement-related issue or you want to change the position of the teeth, look no further than the Dentofacial Orthopedics. Our dental surgery experts are ready to answer your questions. Just in case you have any questions, please feel free to contact us any time. Call us or fill the short online form now and avail our online consultation offer.


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