The Orthodontics Center of NYC located on the Upper East Side in Manhattan (New York) offers dentofacial orthodontics. Dentofacial orthodontics involves the guidance of facial growth and development, which occurs largely during childhood. Dentofacial orthodontics is the process of normalizing the growth of a patient’s bone structure and repairing any imbalances of the face and jaws. This process often involves a two-phase treatment and often begins when the patient is around 3 or 4 years old though patients at any age will significantly benefit.
- We offer orthodontic dentofacial consultations.
- 98% of patients would improve their facial appearance with dentofacial orthodontics.
- Dentofacial orthodontics.
- Specifically, dentofacial orthodontics is the dental specialty that includes the diagnosis, prevention, interception, and correction of malocclusion, as well as neuromuscular and skeletal abnormalities of the developing or mature facial structures.
Dentofacial orthodontics employs special techniques aimed at realigning teeth and jaws. There are several orthodontic treatment alternatives that our best in class NYC orthodontist may use, depending on the results of panoramic X-Rays, study models (bite impressions) and a thorough visual examination.
- Removable oral appliances will most likely be used to correct cases of misalignment.
In general, what percentage of the untreated population would benefit from dentofacial orthodontics?
- 2% of the population does not need either orthodontic treatment or dentofacial orthodontics. These people have good facial skeletal structures and attractive teeth that function well. 98% of patients would improve their facial appearance with dentofacial orthodontics.
- 75% of the population have skeletal problems that would benefit from dentofacial orthodontics. These people also need orthodontics as part of their total treatment plan.
Dentofacial orthodontics is successful in treating:
- Premature aging of the face.
- Facial asymmetries.
- TMJ / TMDD.
- Overcrowding. An overcrowded mouth means there is insufficient space within the jaw for all adult teeth to fit naturally. Overcrowding may lead to displaced, rotated or completely misaligned teeth.
- Overbites. An overbite refers to the protrusion of the maxilla (upper jaw) relative to the mandible (lower jaw). An overbite gives the smile a “toothy” appearance and the chin looks like it has receded.
- Underbites. Developmental delays and genetic factors generally cause underbites and overbites.
- Sleep Apnea. This is caused when soft tissues in the posterior part of the mouth restrict or block the passage of air to the lungs at night. Sleep apnea results in reduced levels of oxygen reaching the bloodstream and the effects can range from day-time drowsiness to congestive heart failure in extreme cases.
The Orthodontics Center of NYC specializes in taking exceptional care of each orthodontic patient. The honor and privilege of caring for our patients come with the responsibility and dedication from our best in class orthodontists and our staff to adhere to the utmost standards of excellence in orthodontic patient care. As top rated, best in class orthodontists, we provide highly personalized and comprehensive care. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an orthodontic consultation please feel free to contact our Upper East Side (Manhattan, NY) orthodontic practice for an orthodontic dentofacial consultation:
Orthodontics Center of NYC
635 Madison Ave, 19th FL, #B
New York, NY 10022