Dentofacial Orthopedics – Houston, TX

Trusted Guidance for Facial Development

Young girl grinning with braces for dentofacial orthopedics in Houston

Dentofacial orthopedics is a specialty that often ties into orthodontics. While orthodontic treatment manages the movement of your teeth into their ideal positions, dentofacial orthopedics in Houston helps guide the development of the jawbone and facial structure and airway. Due to the nature of this treatment, it’s typically recommended for younger children and teens, as their bone structure is still growing, but can also be recommended for adults in certain cases. Call our office today to learn whether you or your child can benefit from this advanced, conservative solution to correct jaw misalignment.

Why Choose Hall Orthodontics & TMJ for Dentofacial Orthopedics?

  • Expert Orthodontist with Over 28 Years of Experience
  • Extensive Experience Treating Combined Orthodontic-Jaw Surgery Cases
  • We Accept Patients of All Ages & Maximize Insurance

What Is Dentofacial Orthopedics and Orthognathic Surgery?

Palatal expander on model of the upper arch of mouth

As a specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, Dr. Tom Hall takes a comprehensive and conservative approach to treating misalignment. While orthodontics focuses on the movement of teeth, dentofacial orthopedics takes into account skeletal jaw development, which can also impact the mouth and oral structure, leading to problems like TMJ disorder as well as the need for jaw surgery.

Dr. Hall understands how scary it can be to commit to undergoing jaw surgery, as it involves some recovery time and being put under anesthesia. This is why he offers less invasive, advanced alternatives. After examining your bone structure, he’ll determine what type of appliance can be applied to best treat the problem. This can include the use of lower and upper jaw expanders alongside braces and, in some cases, orthognathic surgery.