You probably already know that orthodontists straighten teeth, but what is dentofacial orthopedic therapy? This type of treatment corrects skeletal imbalances of the face and jaws through application of forces. After the jaws are aligned in Phase One of treatment, Phase Two often follows which is orthodontic treatment to correct the “tooth” aspects of dental malocclusion or crooked teeth.
Dentofacial orthopedics is what sets an orthodontic specialist apart from other practitioners in the dental field. Upon completion of dental school, a few dentists choose to specialize in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. To have the credentials of a specialist, these dentists must complete a 2 to 3 year residency. After residency, an orthodontist’s entire practice is focused on orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic therapies.
Dr. Gianquinto is skilled in correcting skeletal imbalances, and helps to optimize functionality of the face and jaw. With recently developed appliance therapies, many skeletal imbalances that could only be treated through surgery in the past can now be treated early through Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Gianquinto explores options and customizes therapy interventions to fit the needs of each patient.
The best ortho in Bakersfield; because of their diligence I avoided having to undergo major reconstructive surgery. I have tried some of the biggest names in town, but Gianquinto is the best period. He and his staff are excellent, efficient and friendly. I recommend them whole heartedly.