What are dentofacial orthopedics?
At Kentucky Orthodontics & Invisalign, Dr. Durbin specializes in dentofacial orthopedics. This is a very specific area of dentistry that focuses on guiding the growth and development of facial structures such as the jaw and teeth. This particular development pertains to children as young as 6 or 7. Early intervention ensures the long-term health of your child's teeth, jaw, and gums. Our practice believes that early detection is key, as it will help minimize the need for tooth extraction, improve teeth alignment, decrease the chance of a "bad bite", and provide overall better dental symmetry. With treatments such as oral appliances like palatal expanders, Herbst, spacers, and Forsus, your child will be given the best chance at having a beautifully healthy smile. Unlike many other orthodontic practices, we perform orthopedic jaw corrections and apply oral appliances (often using Invisalign) at the same time. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Dentofacial Orthopedics Reviews
"Dr. Durban and his staff are wonderful. They answered all questions and helped me on my way to a better smile. Having completed my treatment, I am very pleased with the results. Would highly recommend them to anyone considering orthodontics."- R.K. / Google / Nov 11, 2016
"I had my own braces done by Dr. Durbin more than 20 years ago. His professionalism and experience educating me along the way made my decision to have my own kids' braces done by him an easy one. Both my daughters have had fantastic care and with the same thoughtful education along the way. In fact, one daughter is now seriously considering orthodontics as a career path. Finally, I continue care with Dr. Durbin for TMJ care which has been top notch."- K.S. / Google / Nov 11, 2016
"Dr. Durbin has been a great orthodontist! He helped fix my bite, helped me to stop tongue thrusting, and straightened my teeth. I would definitely recommend him and Clear Choice Orthodontics!"- L.K. / Google / Jul 11, 2016
"I must share my great appreciation for Dr. Durbin and his courteous, diligent staff. We were very pleased with the other Dr.'s we saw there, as well, but were most acquainted with Dr. Durbin. His staff could not have been more organized and helpful. As a bonus, the rates with this practice were more affordable than others I found in our area, and with greater professionalism than I felt when visiting other offices for consultations. The sincere interest Dr. Durbin exhibits when talking with his patients, no matter their age, and in the way he caringly teaches his staff along the way, indicates the integrity and respect he has for his profession. My daughter now has a gorgeous smile! We are very thankful for the outstanding service Kentucky Orthodontics provided!"- C.R. / Google / Aug 20, 2017
"I couldn't be more happy by my orthodontic treatment! Best prices $$$ I found in town!Extremely friendly staffEASY to work around my schedule Lots of locationsGreat work Dr Durbin!!"- J.S. / Yelp / Oct 14, 2016
How does dentofacial orthopedics work?
Dentofacial orthopedics is a way to guide the bones into proper growth before malocclusion becomes a dental concern. There may be a noticeable imbalance in the way the jaw or teeth are positioned in the mouth at the young age of 6 – 7. These conditions can cause difficulty chewing, mouth breathing, speech impediments, protruding teeth, and much more. Because the facial bones are still growing, children are excellent candidates for treatments in dentofacial orthopedics so that the jaw can be shaped and aligned before it becomes a bigger problem to correct.
What can I Expect with dentofacial orthopedics?
After a complete assessment of your child's facial abnormalities and misalignments in the teeth and jaw, our orthodontists will design a customized treatment plan. Depending on your child's needs, their treatment may or may not include an orthodontic appliance. We offer a variety of appliances and if this is a requirement of your child's treatment, we can review all the options to determine which one is ideal. Our team will also educate you and your child on how to properly care for the appliance and answer any questions you may have regarding their treatment.
What can I expect after dentofacial orthopedics?
Once your child has their treatment plan, follow-up appointments will be scheduled to examine your child's progress with a record of their bone movement and teeth alignment. These appointments also allow us to make adjustments to the appliance and ensure it's fitting properly. If the appliance is lost or not functioning properly, please call our office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Durbin is trained in diagnosing, guiding, correcting, and treating dentofacial structures. We want to help you and your family minimize future dental problems through personal orthodontic care. Call our office to schedule an appointment with our team, so we can help create dazzling smiles for your family. You can reach us at any of the following locations: Lexington, Georgetown, Winchester, Mount Sterling, Owingsville, Richmond, and Nicholasville,.