Dentofacial Orthopedics

When most people think of orthodontics, they think of straightening teeth to improve a smile. But orthodontists are also concerned with the position of the specific facial bones that affect the shape and appearance of the jaws and face. Dentofacial orthopedics concentrates on improving the position and dimensions of the bones that house the teeth. It involves the guidance of facial growth and development, which occurs for the most part during childhood. This is the reason why kids are often the best candidates for receiving treatment.

As a child grows, both the upper jaw and lower jaw will grow in three dimensions. This growth will decide the final positioning of the mid and lower face. Sometimes, the upper and lower jaws will grow at different rates and create alignment issues between the upper and lower teeth. If a child's bite problems require intervention, Dr. Hashemi can use a variety of appliances to change the rate, direction or amount of jaw growth.

It is important to have your child evaluated at an early age. Even if you think your child’s smile is perfect, early diagnosis and treatment can have a lasting effect on the function of their teeth and their overall appearance for life.

We welcome you to contact our Royersford office at (610) 624-4094 to schedule a Complimentary In-office Consultation.


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