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DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPEDICS

Guiding your child's growth and development

You may have noticed that our orthodontist specializes in “orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics."  While orthodontics involves managing tooth movement, dentofacial orthopedics involves guiding healthy growth of the face and jaws.  

 

Treatment with an orthopedic appliance depends on what irregularities are present and what the treatment goals are.  Sometimes orthopedic treatments may be needed prior to orthodontic treatment, but often the two are accomplished at the same time.  

Examples of dentofacial orthopedic appliances include the Herbst appliance, Mara appliance, Twin Block, Reverse Pull Facemask, as well as Maxillary Palatal Expanders.

Orthopedic airway orthodontist

Because our orthodontist is skilled in all areas of orthodontics, she is able to diagnose misalignments in the teeth, jaws, and facial structure.  Dr. Godley will develop a treatment plan that integrates both orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic treatments.

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