Palatal Expanders For Children
Palatal expanders are an orthodontic appliance used commonly in children to encourage proper growth and alignment of the jaws. They are also often used to correct crossbites and narrow arches by applying gentle pressure on the upper jaw, widening the palate and creating more space for your child’s teeth to come in properly. Palatal expanders are most effective in children and young adolescents, as their jaws are still growing and developing, and are more easily influenced by orthodontic appliances.
Orthognathic surgery is a surgical procedure that can be used to reposition the jaws and correct more severe cases of jaw misalignment. In this procedure, your provider will make incisions in your jaws and then reposition them into the desired alignment, often with the use of screws, plates, and wires.
While orthognathic surgery is a more invasive and complex treatment option compared to braces or Invisalign, it can be highly effective in treating a wide range of jaw-related issues, including overbites, underbites, and crossbites. Orthognathic surgery is typically reserved for more severe cases that cannot be corrected with other orthodontic treatments.
Jaw Repositioning In Fort Worth
No matter what age you are, orthodontic health is important for a number of reasons. From your self-confidence to pain levels, to speech issues or sleep apnea, jaw repositioning may be the best option for you. At Ahava Orthodontics, our team, led by Dr. Barron, is committed to providing our patients with considerate, intentional care for each individual circumstance. If you’ve wondered whether you or your child could benefit from jaw repositioning, call us today at 817-926-9777 to schedule a consultation appointment. We look forward to helping you feel and look your best!