Dentofacial Orthopedics Hartford County, CT

What Is Dentofacial Orthopedics?

Rosenberg Orthodontics is pleased to be able to provide dentofacial orthopedics for Hartford County patients. This is a specific field of dentistry that works on directing the development and growth of facial structures, like the teeth and jaw. This particular development can help patients as early as 6 – 7 years old. Preventive action aids in the long-term well-being of your child's gums, teeth, and jaw. Our skilled dental team understands that early detection is critical because it will diminish the need for tooth extractions, improve dental alignment, reduce the possibility of a poor bite, and supply better dental balance. With treatment options, like an appliance with an expander (Forsus, Herbst, or spacers), your child will have the best chance of getting a healthy and beautiful grin. Rosenberg Orthodontics might even employ an orthodontic device (such as traditional braces or Invisalign® aligners) to help achieve desired results. To schedule a consultation with an orthodontist in Newington, Canton, Wethersfield, or West Hartford, CT, please contact our team today.

Who is a Candidate for Dentofacial Orthopedic Therapy?

Dentofacial orthopedic therapy plays a pivotal role in guiding the development of facial bones, addressing visible signs of asymmetries that can emerge as early as six or seven years old. Ideal candidates for dentofacial orthopedic therapy include:

  • Children in development: The malleability of developing bones in children provides a prime opportunity for effective guidance.
  • Early signs of asymmetry: Identifying issues with teeth or jaw positioning early for timely correction, while also minimizing the risk of more complex problems.
  • Proactive correction: CHildren undergoing dentofacial orthopedic procedures benefit from proactive adjustments to ensure proper jaw alignment.

Incorporating dentofacial orthopedic therapy allows for harmonious facial development, addressing concerns before they can escalate. The specialists at our practice are committed to providing tailored solutions for optimal results.

What Are the Benefits of Dentofacial Orthopedics?

Malocclusion, or a bad bite, can cause a patient to experience more severe dental concerns throughout their life if left untreated. In order to prevent malocclusion from developing further, Rosenberg Orthodontics offers dentofacial orthopedics to provide children with a strong foundation for healthy jaw and teeth. Some of the other advantages dental orthopedics offers patients include:

  • Improved speech
  • Reduced headaches and facial pain
  • Dental hygiene becomes easier to perform properly
  • Boosted self-confidence
  • Improved ability to eat

How Do Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Work?

Following a comprehensive evaluation of your child's face, including looking for any misalignments or abnormalities in their jaw and teeth, we will create a customized treatment program. Based on their condition, their therapy might or might not use orthodontics. Rosenberg Orthodontics provides various orthodontic treatments, and if it is needed for your child's therapy, we will go over each option to see which is best. A member of our staff will also show you and your child ways to correctly look after the appliance, and also answer any questions that you might have about the therapy.

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Rosenberg Orthodontics is excellent and Dr. Barry Rosenberg is a fantastic orthodontist. The locations are state of the art and the staff are consummate professionals. Dr. Rosenberg is involved in all aspects insuring that every question or concern is expertly and compassionately addressed. The results were better than I could have hoped for and I wholeheartedly recommend them.

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What Can I Expect with Dentofacial Orthopedics?

As soon as your child has their treatment program established, regular appointments will be needed to analyze their improvement through a record of the tooth alignment and jaw movement. These office visits also permit our team to make modifications to their treatment to make sure it is fitting comfortably. In the event the device is missing or not working correctly, please contact our office to get an urgent appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does dentofacial orthopedic treatment differ between children and adults?

In children, dentofacial orthopedics is at an advantage, as children's jaws are still developing. This will make it easier for the appliances to guide the bones to ensure they settle in optimal positions. In adults, the jaw bone has already finished developing. More serious oral procedures may be needed in conjunction with dentofacial orthopedics to achieve jaw alignment.

What types of dental appliances are utilized in dentofacial orthopedics?

Dental appliances utilized in dentofacial orthopedics will help correct imbalanced jaw growth. In many cases, the appliance selected will help expand either the lower or upper jaw. Some of these dental appliances include:

  • Headgear
  • Palatal expanders
  • Blocks
  • Activators
  • Lower jaw expanders
How long do dentofacial orthopedic treatments take?

During your consultation, our orthodontists will perform a thorough oral examination to create your personalized treatment plan. The time you will need to wear your dentofacial orthopedic appliance will depend on the severity of your jaw imbalance, age, and other factors. Treatment time can range from several months to a few years. It is important to remember that though treatment can take time, your improved dental help and facial aesthetics will be worth it! To learn more about dentofacial orthopedics, contact our Hartford County, CT office to book a consultation.

Does Insurance Cover DentoFacial Orthopedic Therapy?

At your initial consultation, we will discuss estimated prices to your daughter or son's treatment program and choices for dentofacial orthopedics. Rosenberg Orthodontics takes several payment types and we will be able to help you to find medical financing to make the procedure fit your budget. For those who have dental insurance, a member of our staff will talk to your insurer to ascertain your benefits and out-of-pocket expenses.

Guided Facial Growth and Development

Our team at Rosenberg Orthodontics is skilled in diagnosing, correcting, and treating dentofacial structures in children. We would like to help your child minimize potential dental issues with custom orthodontic procedures. Contact one of our facilities in Hartford County to make a consultation so we can give your son or daughter a beautiful smile.

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