The alignment of the jaws
is called dentofacial orthopedics.
Most people have heard of orthodontics; many are confused by the dentofacial orthopedics part of the title.
After completing dental school, there are nine different specialties that a dentist can complete for further education. One of these specialty areas includes dentofacial orthopedics. Orthodontics is primarily concerned with the movement and growth of your teeth, while dentofacial orthopedics is concerned with facial development and bone growth that impacts the shape and alignment of your teeth and jaw. An orthodontist that specializes in dentofacial orthopedics can tell how the shape of your jawbone and your facial structure impacts your teeth.
We provide full service dentofacial orthopedics. Our experienced doctor is able to diagnose any misalignments in the teeth and jaws, as well as the facial structure, and can devise a treatment plan that integrates both orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic treatments.