Our orthodontist can address developing concerns in your child’s jaw and facial growth to protect your child’s smile later in life. Dr. Catherine offers dentofacial orthopedics as one of our many orthodontic services at A Winning Smile Orthodontics.
Dentofacial orthopedics is a specialty branch of dental care that focuses on the facial growth and development that takes place mainly during the childhood years. Among the treatments designed to address and treat facial abnormalities are headgear and palatal expanders. Dentofacial orthopedics may precede orthodontics to lessen the amount of orthodontic care in later years. Depending on the needs of the patient, our orthodontist may recommend dentofacial orthopedics and orthodontics at the same time. In fact, many patients wear braces and headgear simultaneously.
Dr. Catherine is skilled in both orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, and can diagnose misalignments and other abnormalities in the teeth, jaws, and facial structure. Following diagnosis, she will devise a treatment plan to integrate both orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic treatments if necessary. Each treatment plan is designed to fit the individual needs and preferences of the patient to create a unique smile and a positive orthodontic experience.
For more information about dentofacial orthopedics in Worthington, Ohio, contact our office at 614-888-8070 today!