Enhance Your Smile & Overall Appearance With Dentofacial Orthopedics

Dentofacial orthopedics is a specialized branch of orthodontics that focuses on the alignment and proper growth of the jaw and facial structures. At Green Valley Orthodontics in Putnam, CT, we proudly offer a holistic approach to improving not only your smile but also your overall facial harmony.

What treatments are involved?

  • Early Intervention: Dentofacial orthopedics often begins during childhood when a child's facial bones are still developing. Orthopedic appliances, such as expanders or headgear, are used to guide the growth of the jaw and correct bite problems.
  • Braces: In many cases, braces or clear aligners are used in conjunction with orthopedic appliances to achieve optimal teeth alignment within the corrected jaw structure.
  • Surgical Options: In severe cases where orthodontic and orthopedic treatments alone can't achieve the desired results, surgical interventions may be considered to reposition the jaw or facial bones.
  • Palatal Expanders: Another common treatment involves the use of palatal expanders. These devices widen the upper jaw, which can help correct issues like overcrowding, crossbites, and breathing problems.

What advantages do dentofacial orthopedics offer?

Dentofacial orthopedics can enhance the overall aesthetics of your face. It balances your facial features, making your smile and profile more attractive. Correcting jaw misalignments can significantly improve your bite function. This means you can eat, speak, and breathe more comfortably and efficiently.

Early intervention in childhood can prevent the development of more serious orthodontic and facial problems in adulthood, reducing the need for extensive treatments later in life. A beautiful smile and a well-proportioned face can boost self-esteem and confidence, leading to a more fulfilling social and professional life. Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean and maintain, reducing the risk of dental issues like cavities and gum disease. Dentofacial orthopedics can also help alleviate problems like sleep apnea and TMJ disorders, improving overall health and quality of life.

If you're considering orthodontic treatment, contact us today and let us help you unlock the full potential of your smile and face.

Contact Green Valley Orthodontics in Putnam About Dentofacial Orthopedics Today!

  • Improve your facial balance
  • Prevent future issues from developing
  • Alleviate symptoms of TMJ disorders
  • Improve bite function
  • Increase your self-esteem!