You may have noticed that our doctors specialize in “Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.” While most people have heard of orthodontics, many are confused by the dentofacial orthopedics part of the title.
Every orthodontist starts out in dental school. Upon completion of dental school,and obtaining the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree ,some graduates immediately go into practice as dentists. Others choose to pursue a specialty, which requires additional schooling during a two- to three-year residency program to obtain a Master of Science in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (MS) degree. Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics is one of the nine specialties sanctioned by the American Dental Association. Some you are likely familiar with: pediatric dentistry (dentistry for children), periodontics (dentistry focusing on the gums), and oral surgery.
Orthodontics entails the management of tooth movement, Dentofacial Orthopedics involves the guidance of facial growth and development. Craniomandibular Orthodontics is a new term that denotes a similar approach.
Coro Orthodontics takes Dentofacial Orthopedics to a whole new level. Our treatment approach allows us to not only align the teeth, but also align the jaws in cases that would normally require jaw surgery.