Dentofacial Orthopedics: Guiding Facial Growth and Development

Creating Healthier Smiles One Patient at a Time 

Unwanted dental issues can not only affect your confidence but also lead to serious health concerns if left untreated. Dentofacial orthopedics is an aspect of orthodontics that focuses on all aspects of facial growth and tooth movement. At Thomas Orthodontics, we understand the unique concerns related to misalignment and improper jaw growth. 

Are You Ready to Transform Your Smile?

When it comes to dental care, your number one priority should be to seek professional care and intervention actively. Securing early intervention can help avoid more complex issues later. The Association of American Orthodontics recommends to schedule a child’s initial orthodontic assessment at age 7. It’s critical to aim for the best experience in healthcare and technical expertise to ensure your face and dental health are in safe hands.

When you call Thomas Orthodontics for your treatment, you are not only investing in your smile but also your health. Our expert team is trained to address both the functional and aesthetic aspects of orthodontics, instilling trust in our ability to perfect your smile. 

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Our Dentofacial Orthopedics Services

Our dentofacial orthopedic service at Thomas Orthodontics involves thorough diagnosis, planning, prediction, prevention, and treatment. This includes not only straightening teeth but also correcting jaw alignment and promoting healthy jaw growth, ensuring comprehensive treatment. 

The Benefits of Dentofacial Orthopedics

We want to help you avoid unhappiness with your facial aesthetics or dental development issues. Discover the benefits of dentofacial orthopedics: 

1. Improved Facial Appearance

A correctly aligned jaw not only improves the appearance of your smile but significantly enhances your overall facial aesthetics.  

2. Better Oral Functioning

Proper jaw alignment contributes to better chewing and speaking efficiency, highlighting the functional benefits of dentofacial orthopedics. 

3. Enhanced Oral Health

Preventing oral health issues is another significant benefit of dentofacial orthopedics, leading to healthier gums and stronger teeth. 

How It Works

Our dentofacial orthopedic treatment is a testament to our expertise in blending the art and science of facial harmony. Here’s a general overview of how our treatment works: 

1. Initial Consultation

During the initial consultation, our team will conduct a thorough examination to understand your individual dental needs. 

2. Treatment Plan

Based on the examination results, we will develop a customized treatment plan designed to achieve perfect alignment of your teeth and jaws. 

3. Regular Check-Ups

We will schedule regular check-ups to monitor the progress of your treatment, ensuring continuous care and attention during your treatment journey. 

Hear from Our Satisfied Patients

Sabrina Bodine
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Dr Thomas and staff took great care of both of my kids! Their teeth look beautiful. Dr Thomas has a very nice and efficient office. I never had a problem making appointments. They were generous and worked with our family's need. Thank you Dr Thomas and Staff!!!!!!!
Danica Nielson
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We absolutely loved Dr. Thomas and his staff! They were always professional, kind, knowledgeable, and SO helpful. My daughter just had her braces removed and she hasn't stopped smiling. Thank you Dr. Thomas for making her so confident in her smile!
Allison Woidka
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Excellent orthodontist! Always professional and has given my children beautiful smiles! We love Thomas orthodontics and would highly recommend them to everyone!
Erin Bishop
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Dr. Thomas and staff are the best. Dr. Thomas is the nicest Orthodontist out there and he really knows his stuff. You can tell he is such a guy though his staff. Everyone there is happy and so knowledgeable.
Jesse Robinson
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Meckhal helped my boys wire on Friday. She was awesome, very friendly, and helpful. We appreciate her getting us in to the office as soon as possible.Thanks
Katie Nelson
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I love Thomas Orthodontics! My family just finished our fourth set of braces with Dr Thomas and we are so please with the results. The staff are amazing!!! Very gentle, caring, and considerate. I recommend Thomas Orthodontics for all your orthodontic needs!

Frequently Asked Questions

Dentofacial orthopedics is a specialized field of orthodontics that focuses on guiding the growth and development of the teeth, jaws, and facial bones to achieve optimal function and aesthetics. 

Dentofacial orthopedics and traditional orthodontics differ in their scope. While conventional orthodontics primarily focuses on aligning the teeth, dentofacial orthopedics incorporates the alignment of the teeth and the comprehensive guidance of facial development.  

Dentofacial orthopedics can benefit individuals of all ages. It is particularly advantageous for children and teenagers as it can guide their growth and prevent future orthodontic problems. However, it also offers significant benefits to adults in terms of enhancing facial aesthetics and function. 

As a specialized orthodontic service, dentofacial orthopedics is generally safe. Any potential risks or side effects specific to your case will be thoroughly discussed with you by our orthodontic team. 

The duration of dentofacial orthopedic treatment varies for each individual and is dependent on the complexity of the case. Our team is dedicated to ensuring efficient treatment while achieving optimal results. 

Generally, dentofacial orthopedic treatment is most effective for children and adolescents. 

Dentofacial orthopedics can improve smile by not only aligning the teeth but also enhancing overall facial harmony, which contributes to a more attractive and youthful appearance.

After your dentofacial orthopedic treatment, you will transition to a retention phase. Our team will provide guidance on using retainers to maintain the achieved results. 

Most dentofacial orthopedic cases can be treated without surgery. We utilize orthodontic appliances and advanced techniques to guide facial development non-invasively. 

Simply contact us, and we’ll guide you through the initial consultation process to determine the best course of dentofacial orthopedic treatment for your specific needs. 

Ready for the Journey Towards Your Perfect Smile?

Embark on a journey to a more balanced, beautiful smile with Thomas Orthodontics. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about our dentofacial orthopedic services and how they can benefit you or your child.