Dentofacial Orthopedics

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You may have noticed that Drs Montoure, Hanson and Teske specialize in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. While most people have heard of orthodontics, many are confused by the "dentofacial orthopedics" part of the title. We can explain!

Orthodontics utilizes braces for the movement of teeth, while dentofacial orthopedics utilizes various appliances for the control and modification of facial growth. Depending on the severity of the problem, modification of facial growth (dentofacial orthopedics) may precede conventional braces (orthodontics).  So if your child gets braces and headgear, he's undergoing orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

Because Dr. Montoure, Dr. Hanson and Dr. Teske are certified specialists in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, they are highly qualified in determining the proper use of these modalities in the diagnosis and treatment of your child. 

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