What Is Dentofacial Orthopedics? By Upper West Side Orthodontist

From Your Orthodontist Specializing in Braces, Invisalign and Dentofacial Orthopedics on the Upper West Side

Get straighter teeth that combine the use of orthodontics with dentofacial orthopedics when appropriate. Dentofacial orthopedics can benefit children and adults and is a necessary first step before the placement of braces. Those thinking of having orthodontic braces or Invisalign may want to have dentofacial orthopedics to improve orthodontic outcomes. Learn what dentofacial orthopedics is and how it is used in different age groups.

An Explanation of Dentofacial Orthopedics

Prospective patients may need guidance of facial development when considering braces or other orthodontic treatments. Facial development typically occurs during childhood and children are good candidates for dentofacial orthopedic surgery. Your Upper West Side orthodontist, Dr. Pliakas, will monitor your child’s development to identify when the treatment should begin. It is easy for the team to control tooth movement and bone growth in younger patients. Dentofacial orthopedics are used to ensure the correct alignment of the jaw bone before the placement of braces.  

Adults can also see your orthodontist on the Upper West Side for braces or Invisalign and benefit from dentofacial orthopedics. With a jaw bone that is fully developed, the orthodontist may recommend surgery as part of the treatment to realign the bite and teeth of an individual. Proper bite alignment is necessary before beginning orthodontic treatment at our orthodontics office on the Upper West Side.  

Receive Excellent Orthodontic Treatment and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Central Park Orthodontics  

How can you know if you need dentofacial orthopedics before starting an orthodontic treatment? Call the office and schedule a consultation. Your Upper West Side orthodontist can review the structure of your mouth and jaw, assess any misalignments and recommend treatments to realign the teeth and jaw when necessary. Not everyone needs dentofacial orthopedics but for those that do, the procedure greatly benefits the final outcome and helps ensure straight, strong teeth for a lifetime.

Dr. Pliakas, your experienced orthodontist on the Upper West Side offers the latest in Dentofacial orthopedics and orthodontic treatments. Dr. Pliakas will carefully review your needs and make suggestions to improve outcomes in your specific case. Call today for a complimentary consultation at Central Park Orthodontics today and begin your journey to straight teeth today.

This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our orthodontics office on the Upper West Side would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.


Meet Central Park Orthodontics On The Upper West Side

Specializing In Dentofacial Orthopedics

Manhattan, NY orthodontist, on the Upper West Side, Dr. Pliakas, takes great pride in providing you with the best orthodontic treatment options by having the most advanced technology available, including retainers after treatment. With Central Park Orthodontics you can enjoy treatment times up to 50% faster than with traditional metal braces. We provide so many options from Invisalign to Orthopedics to Propel to Acceledent. During a 100% no-obligation Smile Assessment, we will assess your or your child’s unique mouth.

Central Park Orthodontics understands the importance of making braces affordable. That is why we offer affordable payment plans for braces, interest-free!

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New York, NY 10024
Phone: 646.762.5400

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