Dentofacial orthopedics is one of the many specialties offered at Leone & Vaughn Orthodontics that sets our practice apart. While you probably already know what an orthodontist does, you may have never heard of dentofacial orthopedics. Our Seattle experts Drs. Leone and Vaughn have completed extra hours of specialized training beyond dental school in order to offer this advanced treatment to patients.
While orthodontics focuses on straightening teeth, dentofacial orthopedics focuses on guiding facial and jaw development, usually during childhood. Children are typically the best candidates for dentofacial orthopedics, as their bones are still growing and haven’t completely hardened yet. However, many adults benefit from dentofacial orthopedics, as well. In cases where adjustments can’t be made using standard techniques and appliances, a surgical procedure may be needed. Dr. Leone and Dr. Vaughn will review your case and determine the best course of treatment for you.
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Because our doctors are trained in both orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, you can trust you or your child will be getting the highest level of care. Any misalignments of the teeth and jaw, as well as facial structure can be diagnosed and a comprehensive treatment plan will be designed using both specialties. And not only are Drs. Leone and Vaughn trained and experienced in the area of dentofacial orthopedics, they remain dedicated to continued education and spend much of their personal time participating in lectures in order to expand on their expertise.
At Leone & Vaughn Orthodontics, we provided innovative treatments to improve your quality of life through a healthy, beautiful smile. Dentofacial orthopedics by our Seattle specialists is just one of the many treatments we provide to accomplish this. To schedule your comprehensive consultation with Dr. Leone and Dr. Vaughn, call us today!