Essentially, while orthodontics entails the management of tooth movement, dentofacial orthopedics involves the guidance of facial growth and development, which occurs largely during childhood. In both cases, appliances are frequently used —braces for orthodontics, and other 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 accomplished at the same time. So if your child gets braces and headgear, then Dr. Schechtman is utilizing orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics!
Dr. Schechtman can diagnose any misalignments in the teeth and jaw as well as the facial structure. He will devise a treatment plan that integrates both orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic treatments if necessary.
At Schechtman Orthodontics of Jefferson Valley and Purchase, NY, we want to ensure you are confident with your decision for not only your choice in orthodontic treatment, but also for the orthodontics office in New York you choose to start your or your child's orthodontics. To ensure you are completely confident in your decision, we offer a few no-obligation, no-pressure ways to get started!