Irvine Functional Appliances Orthodontics
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Creating future smiles with dentofacial orthopedics
Dentofacial orthopedics and growth appliances are a type of treatment that helps guide and normalize your child’s facial development. By catching growth problems early, we can correct and prevent issues like overbite, underbite, and more, setting the foundation for a lifetime of amazing smiles.
Want to learn if our Irvine functional appliances orthodontics are a good fit for your child? Let’s find out together! Request an appointment with us today.
Invisalign braces are transparent and almost unnoticeable.
Improved Aesthetics & Function
Growth appliances lead to a more balanced facial appearance and optimal jaw function.
Comfort & Convenience
Our modern appliances make the treatment process easy and comfortable.
Our treatments are tailored to your child’s needs, ensuring the best results.
Orthodontic functional appliances at Mint Orthodontics
At Mint Orthodontics, we like to keep things simple and centered around your child:
We’ll take a close look at your child’s facial growth and development.
Next, Dr. Truong will craft a treatment plan that meets the unique needs of your child.
Using state-of-the-art functional appliances, we guide your child’s growth in the most effective way possible.
Our team will keep a close eye on your child’s progress throughout the treatment.
More reasons to smile
At Mint Orthodontics, we believe in transparency and patient education. We’re always ready to answer your questions and ensure you understand the scope and cost of your child’s dentofacial orthopedic treatment.
Our team is committed to making the process as straightforward as possible. We partner with many dental insurance providers and offer flexible financing options.
In-house financing plan
Get Irvine functional appliances orthodontics with our easy in-house financing plan — no credit checks, and 0% interest!
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Answers to your questions
What is dentofacial orthopedics?
Dentofacial orthopedics with growth appliances is a specialized field within orthodontics that focuses on guiding and normalizing facial growth and development. It addresses issues related to jaw growth, facial balance, and overall function, creating a foundation for a beautiful and healthy smile.
How do I know if my child needs dentofacial orthopedics treatment?
Early signs of growth issues, such as bite problems, thumb habits, or narrow upper jaws, may indicate a need for dentofacial orthopedics treatment. Dr. Truong can evaluate your child’s needs and determine the best course of action.
What kind of issues do functional appliances correct?
- Overbite and underbite issues
- Thumb and tongue habits
- Narrow upper jaws
What dentofacial orthopedics and growth appliances do you work with?
We use a variety of functional appliances for growth problems like overbites and underbites. Traditionally, overbites are corrected with headgear, but at Mint Orthodontics, we typically utilize less cumbersome gear to help correct bites.
Unlike braces, growth appliances don’t work by moving teeth. At this stage of the process, we focus on normalizing your child’s jaw growth, as a preventive and corrective measure.
At what age should my child be evaluated for dentofacial orthopedics?
The ideal age for an initial evaluation varies, but we recommend having an assessment around the age of 7. Early intervention can help address issues more effectively and may prevent the need for more invasive treatments in the future.
Will my child still need braces after treatment?
In some cases, dentofacial orthopedics may eliminate the need for braces altogether. However, it’s common for children to undergo braces after dentofacial treatment to ensure a perfect, well-aligned smile.
Are dentofacial orthopedics and growth appliances covered by dental insurance?
Many dental insurance plans cover this type of treatment, but coverage varies depending on your specific plan. Our team will work with your insurance provider to help you understand your benefits and maximize your coverage.