Dentofacial Orthopedics

By definition, orthopedics means “correction of the skeletal system.” As a certified specialist in orthodontics, Dr. Budd and Dr. Yen are also a certified specialist in dentofacial orthopedics.

What are some examples of orthopedics?

  • Palatal expanders to make the upper jaw wider
  • Functional appliances (such as the Twin Block) to encourage growth and projection of the lower jaw
  • Face masks to protract the upper jaw to help in correction of underbites

How will I know if my child requires orthopedics?

At your initial consultation, Dr. Budd or Dr. Yen can determine whether your child would benefit from orthopedic intervention.

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