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Dentofacial Orthodontics

One of the specialized treatments offered at Warren Orthodontics is dentofacial orthodontics - the management of tooth movement and facial growth and development. As most of the growth and movement of the teeth and jaws occurs during childhood, dentofacial orthodontic treatment generally begins when the patient is about seven or eight years old. When your child visits our practice, our orthodontist will determine if early treatment is necessary.

Dentofacial orthodontics is usually included in the first part of a two-phase orthodontics plan. During phase one, Dr. Warren corrects jaw growth and alignment, and ensures the emerging teeth have enough space through the use of appliances or headgear. Phase two is the more well-known part of orthodontics and involves using braces or Invisalign to straighten the teeth, generally when the child is a tween or teen.

Dentofacial Orthodontics for Adults

While children are the best candidates for dentofacial orthodontics, these services are also available for adults when needed.

As an adult, your jawbones have stopped developing and have hardened, making it more difficult to adjust your bite. Depending on the extent of your treatment, Dr. Warren may recommend oral surgery to adjust the jawbone and establish the proper bite alignment prior to receiving braces or Invisalign.

Contact Us

To learn more about dentofacial orthodontics and to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Casey Warren, please contact our office at 801-489-7878.