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Orthodontic Treatments

A health beautiful smile is the most obvious benefits of orthodontics. Crooked and crowded teeth are harder to clean and maintain. This can result in tooth decay, worsen gum disease and lead to tooth loss. Other orthodontic problems can contribute to abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing function, excessive stress on gum tissue and the bone that support the teeth, or misalignment of the jaws joints. Treatment by an orthodontist can be less costly than additional care required to treat dental problems arising as a result of orthodontic problems. Read more

Dentofacial Orthopedics

You already know what it means to be an orthodontist, but what about specializing in dentofacial orthopedics? Specializing in dentofacial orthopedics is a special distinction earned by orthodontists who have received their orthodontic specialization in dental school, and have completed a two to three year orthodontic residency program. Read more

Surgical Orthodontics

Surgical orthodontics, also known as orthognathic surgery, is a type of orthodontic treatment used to correct severe cases that include bad bites, jaw bone abnormalities, and malocclusion. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is one of the nine recognized dental specialties, and it focuses on treating complex craniofacial cases that involve the mouth, jaw, face, and skull. If you need surgical orthodontics, your orthodontist will work with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to ensure that you receive the best care possible. Read more