Dentofacial Orthopedics | Leaver and Gardner

We all want to present our best face to the world. But if we feel self-conscious about how our teeth look, it can be hard to really enjoy ourselves in social situations. We may shy away from having our picture taken, for instance. We may not even want to open our mouths to smile!

Dentofacial Orthopedics

That’s where orthodontics comes in. Also called “dentofacial orthopedics,” orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with irregularities in the teeth and jaw. Orthodontists complete two to three years of advanced training beyond dental school to gain expertise in diagnosing and correcting such problems.

Orthodontic Treatment Can Fix Crooked Teeth

Orthodontic treatments can straighten crooked teeth, create room for permanent teeth to come in properly, and align the “bite”—the way the upper and lower teeth come together. This doesn’t just promote better dental health; for many people, the result is life changing. They are able to meet the world with increased confidence and a liberating new sense of spontaneity. Having an attractive, healthy smile—one that reflects who we truly are and how we feel—can go a long way toward helping us to relax and live life to the fullest. Our goal is to make that happen for you.