Dentofacial Orthopedics

Dr. Blacker is a specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. While most people are familiar with what orthodontics is, only a few have even heard of dentofacial orthopedics. If you are confused about what exactly this is, do not worry – We Will Explain.

Every orthodontist starts out as a dentist. After they complete dental school, they complete additional schooling in the specialties of their choosing. Dr. Blacker chose general orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

Dentofacial orthopedics is one of nine orthodontic specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. It is focused on guiding the growth and movement of both the teeth and the supporting facial structures during childhood, ensuring that everything is straight and healthy by the time the child reaches adulthood. Braces are often used during this type of treatment, but less common appliances are utilized as well, such as headgear and expanders. As such, in many cases, patients will be undergoing orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic treatment at the same time.

As Dr. Blacker is highly skilled in both orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, he can treat all problems with jaw and tooth alignment in childhood, even addressing problems with facial balance. If your child has significant orthodontic problems, Dr. Blacker is the orthodontist to turn to.

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