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Dentofacial Orthopedics - Edgebrook, Lincolnwood, Skokie IL


Dentofacial orthopedics is a branch of orthodontics that takes its roots from the Greek words dento, which means “teeth”; ortho, which means “straight”; and “pedics”, which stands for “child”.

Whereas orthodontic procedures are aimed at straightening teeth, dentofacial orthopedics uses special orthodontic appliances (headgear, expander, functional appliances) to align jaws and facial bones with the neighboring tissues in a growing child. Dentofacial orthopedics is done by an orthodontist who has been trained in it during his post-dental orthodontic specialty program.

Once the child has grown, his or her jaw position can only be altered surgically. Therefore, it is important to have your child evaluated by Dr. Yarmolyuk and treated early for potential problems arising from jaws misalignment in order to avoid surgical treatment (orthognathic surgery) in the future.


Contact our Skokie orthodontic practice for a free orthodontic consultation and find out more about Dentofacial Orthopedics.
(847) 749-4340


Orthodontist Dr. Yarmolyuk provides dentofacial orthopedics treatment to the residents of Edgebrook, Wilmette, Skokie, Evanston, Glenview, Mount Prospect Orthodontist, Arlington Heights, Palatine , Elk Grove, Rolling Meadows, Des Plaines IL

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