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Lancaster, CA (661) 949-2290
Tehachapi, CA (661) 822-6819

Dentofacial Orthopedics

Our doctor, specializing in both Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, offers a unique blend of expertise. While orthodontics is commonly known for managing tooth movement, dentofacial orthopedics focuses on guiding facial growth and development, primarily during childhood. After dental school, orthodontists can choose to specialize further, undergoing additional years of residency in one of the nine areas recognized by the American Dental Association, including fields like Pediatric Dentistry and Oral Surgery.

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics is one such specialization. It often involves using various appliances, not just the familiar braces for orthodontic adjustment but also specialized tools like headgear and expanders to correct facial irregularities. Treatments might be sequential or simultaneous, as seen in cases where a child receives braces and headgear. Our doctor’s proficiency in these areas allows for a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating misalignments in teeth, jaws, and facial structure, ensuring a holistic treatment plan that combines orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic solutions.