Dentofacial orthopedic treatment involves guiding facial growth and development and correction of imbalances and irregularities in the jawbone. The abnormal jaw and bone structure of the face may interfere with breathing, chewing, talking and other routine activities. The conditions for which dentofacial orthopedic treatment is recommended may include underdevelopment of jawbone resulting in overcrowding or other irregularities. Dental orthopedics can correct an overbite or an under bite by the use of orthopedic appliances. The treatment is carried out in two phases in young children. The first phase involves placement of removable external aids to control and guide the growth of jawbones and facial structure. The external aid is an orthopedic appliance, which is inserted into the mouth to reshape bones. These appliances may be fixed or permanent. They aim to increase the arch of the jawbone and promote normal development. Treatment ensures that the jaw attains a proper structure before the second stage of treatment begins. Once the permanent teeth have erupted, the next stage may be considered that involves placing braces for proper alignment of teeth. The treatment may last for six months to a year before being replaced by braces. In adults, the jawbones have already formed and cannot be manipulated easily by external aids. The dentofacial orthopedic treatment in adults may require surgery to restructure the facial bones before applying the braces. The cost of the treatment may vary among individual depending on the nature of corrections required
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