As a certified specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, Dr. Buddy has the training and experience to manage tooth movement (orthodontics), as well as guide facial growth and development (dentofacial orthopedics) using appliances. This creates harmony between the upper and lower jaw to make straightening the teeth easier and more effective and ensure results are lasting. Schedule a free consultation today online or by calling us at (864) 967-0053 (Simpsonville) or (864) 801-3500 (Greer) to learn more.
Who Can Benefit from Dentofacial Orthopedics?
Children are usually the best candidates for dentofacial orthopedics because their jaws are still growing and we can influence the shape and size of the bones to correct any imbalances. The treatment typically involves two phases. In phase one, we address facial growth and regulate the width of the upper and lower arch to make sure the permanent teeth have enough space to erupt properly. Then, in phase two, we straighten the teeth with braces or Invisalign Teen. Since adults’ bones have hardened, it’s not as easy to stimulate bone growth. However, in some cases, we can perform surgery to bring the jaw into alignment prior to starting orthodontic treatment.
We’ve Got Your Back, Parents
If dentofacial orthopedics is indicated for your child, Dr. Buddy will explain his diagnosis and walk you through the treatment plan so you can make an informed decision about their care. Our offices are kid-friendly and our team is fun and upbeat. Your child will feel relaxed and comfortable as we set the foundation for a lifelong beautiful, healthy smile.