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Dentofacial Orthopedics – Milton, MA

Helping to Define Your Child’s Smile

Obviously, the field of orthodontics is concerned with the position of your child’s teeth, but they can also help guide the development of the facial bones that affect the shape of the jaws. At Milton Orthodontics, we use this specialized form of care to prevent oral complications from hindering your little one’s development. You can talk to Dr. Sherman about your child’s unique needs and learn about the different appliances that can help them. If your child’s jaw is still growing, call our office today to schedule a consultation and see if a dentofacial orthopedic treatment is right for them.

 

Benefits of Dentofacial Orthopedics

An unaddressed issue in your child’s jaw can lead to many different complications later. Their jaw joints might be painfully damaged, and their bite will likely be severely uneven. But by correcting developmental problems at the earliest possible stage of life, the devices used for dentofacial orthopedics can safely guide the way your child’s jaw and facial bones grow. Furthermore, these treatments can be used to prevent crooked and overlapping teeth; in this way, they’re somewhat like braces except that they take much less time and don’t require as much maintenance.

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