What is dento-facial orthopedics?
Dento-facial orthopedics makes it possible to intercept and correct a developmental problem early on in the child that may lead to harmful consequences as they grow. This can range from simply stopping a bad habit (thumb sucking) to using devices that help better direct the child’s growth, thereby reducing the extent of the orthodontic treatment or even avoiding it.
These anomalies affect the bone bases that make up the jaw. They may be the source of numerous functional problems that, among other things, compromise chewing, breathing, swallowing, or speaking.
These problems can also significantly modify the harmony of the face: lack of lip sealing, protruding chin, an overly long face, etc.
Dento-facial orthopedics allows us to correct these anomalies in order to better direct the child’s growth.