Special Offers. Most people think of orthodontics as a dentistry field that focuses on straightening teeth to improve a smile. But orthodontists are also concerned with the position of the specific facial bones that affect the shape and appearance of the jaws and face. In particular, dentofacial orthopedics is the field of study that concentrates on improving the position and dimensions of the bones that house the teeth. As a child grows, both the maxilla upper jaw and mandible lower jaw will grow in three dimensions.
You may have noticed that we specialize in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. And while most people we talk to have heard of. At Dr. Mogavero's office, he will be determine if you need treatment of dentofacial orthopedics. Email our front desk: [email protected]
Osteopathy has grown rapidly. Given their common action on children and adolescents, the collaboration between dentofacial orthopedics and osteopathy is increasingly common. It therefore becomes necessary and urgent to investigate whether, based on data acquired from science, there is evidence of possible interrelations between the two disciplines.
Every orthodontist begins his or her studies in dental school. Upon completion, many graduates begin to practice as dentists immediately. Some, however, opt to pursue a dental specialty, which requires additional training and schooling over a two- to three-year residency program. The American Dental Association sanctions 9 different dental specialties.