Dr. Lin is committed to creating beautiful results! A huge part of that commitment is providing truly comprehensive orthodontic care.
Through dentofacial orthopedics, Dr. Lin takes orthodontic treatment one step further to achieve a clinically-excellent outcome that transforms your appearance and confidence.
What is dentofacial orthopedics?
It’s not just about the appearance of the smile. It’s about facial structure too – where ‘dento’ meets ‘facial’.
While orthodontic treatment primarily focuses on the position of the teeth and jaw bones, dentofacial orthopedics focuses on the development of the face as it relates to the teeth and jaws.
The purpose of dentofacial orthopedics is to guide the bones that support the teeth and contribute to the appearance of the face to promote harmonious, proportional development.
By combining orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics into a custom treatment plan, Dr. Lin can optimize your aesthetics and functionality with greater comfort and efficiency.
Who’s a candidate for dentofacial orthopedics?
Dentofacial orthopedic treatment is most efficient when the jaw bones and facial bones are still developing. Treatment that begins while the bones are still growing works in tandem with the patient’s natural development process.
Because children’s bones are still developing, early orthodontic treatment with dentofacial orthopedics is highly-effective and can reduce treatment time significantly.
What can I expect with dentofacial orthopedics?
To find out whether your teeth or jaw bone alignment is affecting your facial structure, you can schedule your complimentary exam with Dr. Lin in Union Square, Manhattan. Dr. Lin will perform a full exam to assess your teeth and jaw bones.
Orthodontic appliances are often used with a full treatment of BRIUS®, braces or Invisalign® to treat the jaws, teeth and facial features with the most efficiency. Once Dr. Lin examines your smile, he’ll determine the best plan of action and create a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve a healthy smile.
Smile confidently and conveniently.
You decide how you get started – from home, in-person, or on-the-go.