Functional Orthopedics

Dentofacial orthopedics involves the guidance of facial growthand development, which occurs largely during childhood. Sometimes orthopedic treatment may precede conventional braces, but often the two are accomplished at the same time.

So if your child gets braces and a functional appliance, he's undergoing orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics!

Functional appliances are used to correctly align the jawsbut are not necessary for all of our patients. They are used in about 30% of our cases - and that's only in those patients with an 'overshot' or 'undershot' jaw.They require between 6 – 12 months to permanently change the alignment of the jaws.

Types Of Braces

Here are the types of Braces

Type 01
Invisible Braces

Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth.

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Type 02
Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces.

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Type 03
Gold Braces

Gold braces can provide a cosmetically pleasing alternativeto metal braces.

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Type 04
Lingual Braces

There are special braces that do their work behind the teeth called lingual braces.

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Type 05
Metal Braces

They are the most common type of braces popular among kids and teenagers.

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Type 06
Self Ligating Braces

The ties used with traditional braces do an effective job of holding the wire in place.

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