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You may have noticed that our doctor specializes 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, 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. There are 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 and Dentofacial Orthopedics” is one of the nine specialties. Essentially, while orthodontics entails the management of tooth movement, dentofacial orthopedics involves the guidance of facial growth and development, which occurs largely during childhood. Orthopedics is the movement of Jaws and bone.  Appliances are frequently used to move the bones of the face- specialized appliances like headgear and expanders depending on what facial abnormalities are present. Sometimes orthopedic treatment may precede conventional braces, but often the two are used at the same time. So if your child gets braces and headgear, they're actually undergoing orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

Being skilled in both areas, our doctor is able to diagnose any malalignment of the teeth and jaw as well as the facial structure, and can devise a treatment plan that integrates both orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic treatments.



Monday: 7am to 5pm

Tuesday: 7am to 5pm

Wednesday: 7am to 5pm

Thursday: 7am to 5pm

Holiday & Special Hours:

Year of 2023

January 2nd-3rd: CLOSED (New Years)

January 12-16th: CLOSED (MLK)

February 20th: CLOSED (Presidents Day)

February 23rd: CLOSED (Continuing Ed)

March 27th-30th: CLOSED (Spring Break)

May 10th-11th: CLOSED 

May 29th: CLOSED (Memorial Day)

June 20th-22nd: CLOSED 

July 4th: CLOSED (Independence Day) 

July 24th: CLOSED (Pioneer Day)

July 31st: CLOSED 

August 7th-10th: CLOSED (Humanitarian Trip)

September 4th: CLOSED (Labor Day)

September 6th-7th: CLOSED

October 12th-16th: CLOSED

November 22nd-23rd: CLOSED (Thanksgiving)

December : 25th-28th: CLOSED (Christmas)

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