Dr. Brett Gluck and Dr. Zachary Levin offer dentofacial orthopedics at Quality Orthodontic Care to ensure that your child has an excellent bite and strong teeth. When we use these appliances, we can correct skeletal imbalances conservatively. Please call our orthodontists if you want your child to benefit from a dentofacial orthopedic in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Braces are used to straighten one’s teeth so they can have a stronger bite and a healthier smile. However, part of having a good bite and straight teeth involves the formation of the jaw and facial structure. Many dental problems can result from imbalances in these skeletal structures. If the jaw is too narrow, it can cause crowding. If your upper or lower jaw grows faster than the other, then an overbite or an under bite can develop. Correcting these skeletal growth problems often necessitates an invasive jaw surgery unless we intercept and correct them early on with dentofacial orthopedics.
It is best to use the appliances of dentofacial orthopedics while a child is still growing, starting when they are seven or eight. We may recommend multiple phases of this treatment, and perform it in conjunction with orthodontics. If one has a narrow jaw, then we will use an expander to widen it and create room for the permanent teeth. Our orthopedic appliances can improve one’s profile and health, preventing a myriad of problems from developing in the future. Please call our office if you want to learn more about our dentofacial orthopedics.