Dental Facial Orthopedics

You may be here because you or someone you love suffers because of a foundational problem with their jaw.  Watch this educational video by Dr. Steven J. Hietanen to see how dental facial orthopedics can help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. If you are considering orthodontic care to correct your jaw, contact us today to arrange a free Orthodontists Associates of WNY consultation. 

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  • The term often confuses patients. Dental facial orthopedics refer to the treatment of the relationship between the upper and lower jaws. The goal is to lay a better foundation for teeth to come in.
  • The practice of dental facial orthopedics attempts to bring these structures into a normalized position. This enhances the patient’s dental aesthetics. Furthermore, it creates a better future for the structural relationship of the joints.
  • The practice of orthodontics formerly served the purpose of being a camouflaging technique. Teeth were moved to camouflage underlying skeletal relationships.
  • Today, we attempt to treat much younger patients. We utilize the additional years of growth to change the jaws’ position or relationship to one another. By doing so, we are practicing dental facial orthopedics.

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Orthodontists Associates of Western New York is proud to offer braces for all ages throughout Buffalo, LancasterOleanHamburgOrchard Park, and DunkirkEast Aurora, and Niagara Falls New York. If you are considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or a loved one, please contact one of our 7 convenient orthodontic offices to arrange a free consultation.

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