Proactive Orthodontics: A Roadmap to Non-Invasive Solutions
As a parent, you want the best for your child, including their oral health. You may have heard about early dentofacial orthopedics and wondered if it’s right for your little one. Dr. Bastian’s expertise lies in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. This specialized field allows him to identify and address issues or irregularities in the jaw and facial development of children. By recommending essential appliances like expanders, headgear, and braces, children typically respond positively to dentofacial orthopedic intervention, often reducing the need for more extensive and invasive procedures in the future.
What Is Early Dentofacial Orthopedics?
Early dentofacial orthopedics, also known as interceptive orthodontics, is a specialized branch of orthodontics that focuses on guiding facial and jaw development in young children. The goal is to create the ideal conditions for permanent teeth to emerge correctly and develop a proper bite alignment. This early intervention can address issues such as crowded teeth, jaw discrepancies, and other orthodontic concerns, ultimately preventing more severe problems in the future.
The Benefits of Early Dentofacial Orthopedics
Early dentofacial orthopedics takes a preventative approach to orthodontic care. By addressing problems at a young age, we can reduce the need for more extensive and invasive treatment later on.
Optimal Facial Growth
This treatment can guide the growth of your child's facial bones and help create the best conditions for the development of their jaw and airway.
Improved Bite and Function
Early intervention can correct bite issues, making it easier for your child to eat, speak, and maintain good oral hygiene.
Dentofacial orthopedics can improve your child's facial appearance by addressing issues such as protruding or receding jaws.
Reduced Treatment Time
Addressing orthodontic concerns early can often lead to shorter overall treatment times when your child is older.