Our Orthodontist, Dr. Sharon Durrett at Durrett Orthodontics in Tampa, FL is proud to be experienced in a wide range of orthodontic specialties. One of these is known as dentofacial orthopedics and is a subspecialty of orthodontics. What is involved with dentofacial orthopedics and how can our ortho staff team provide unique care to individuals? We encourage you to continue reading on more information.
Dentofacial orthopedics involves an aspect of orthodontics, specifically facial growth and development. This normally takes place during the early stages of development with a child. Dentofacial orthopedics typically use a variety of specialized appliances to help guide the growth. Commonly used appliances are braces, headgear, and expanders. Which appliance is used on an individual will depend on their unique circumstances and if they have any facial abnormalities. It is not uncommon for Our Orthodontist, Dr. Sharon Durrett to use two or three appliances on an individual to help the development process and quicken treatments. If you or your child have braces, then they are undergoing a dentofacial orthopedics treatment with their orthodontist. It is an uncommon title for very popular treatments, such as braces. Since our staff is skilled in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, they can better serve your needs and provide you with the best care possible. Your treatment plan can be specific to your personal smile.
For more information on orthodontic care and dentofacial orthopedics, contact our office in Tampa. Call us today to set up an appointment with Our Orthodontist, Dr. Sharon Durrett!