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.

Early Intervention

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.

Customized Care

Our treatments are tailored to your child’s needs, ensuring the best results.

Free Initial Consultation

Considering orthodontic treatment for your child? We’re here to help them build a healthy smile from the ground up. Contact us online or call (714) 544-5544.

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.

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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!

Our patients’ smiles say it best

“I had a very challenging orthodontic situation. I didn’t find that level of service with other orthodontists and cannot say enough good things about Dr. Troung and his staff.”

— Anthony L.

“I came here with my 2 kids. They were very reluctant at first, but, walking in, it feels so friendly and welcoming. They also have games to keep you entertained while you wait.”

— Kate N. 

“Dr. Truong is my favorite orthodontist. He is knowledgeable, kind, and thorough. I felt I was in the best hands the whole time.”

— Makhan N. 

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?

Some of the issues we can treat with this approach are:

  • 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.

Visit us in Irvine

Our office is conveniently located next to Nekter in the Orchard Hills shopping center. We are eager to see you!

3963 Portola Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92602
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