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.