Dentofacial Orthopaedics

Dentofacial Orthopaedics Is Known As Growth Modification

Dentofacial Orthopaedics aims to address a deficiency in jaw growth, either the upper or lower jaw. The main objective of growth modification is to reduce the need for jaw surgery in the future. Instances when it is required include skeletal Class II (smaller mandible) or skeletal Class III (smaller maxilla).

Dentofacial orthopaedics is undertaken to reduce the future complexity and duration of orthodontic treatment when in the permanent dentition.

Dentofacial orthopaedic device at Blackburn Orthodontics

Our Dentofacial Orthopaedic Solutions

  • Twin block removable functional appliance (for Class II correction)
  • Herbst fixed functional appliance (for Class II correction)
  • Reverse pull headgear (for Class III correction)
  • Convention Headgear (for Class II correction)