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A person’s face shape is not solely determined by the size and placement of their teeth. However, teeth can affect the overall appearance of a person’s face and how certain features are perceived. Furthermore, jaw issues related to teeth can also impact the shape of a person’s face.

Facial growth orthodontics is a type of orthodontic treatment used to correct the face and jaw growth. If you are concerned that your teeth are affecting your facial shape, you may be a good candidate for facial growth orthodontics. Contact us today to find out if this treatment is right for you.

How Do Teeth Affect Face Shape?

  • Certain TMJ disorders can cause the teeth to grind against each other, which can then lead to changes in the shape of the face. In some cases, this grinding can actually make the face narrower.
  • Overbites and underbites can also affect the jaw line and the overall shape of the face. If you have an overbite, your chin may protrude further forward than usual, while an underbite can make your chin appear recessed.

Facial growth orthodontics can help correct these problems and improve the overall appearance of your face.

Orthodontic Treatment

Facial growth orthodontics is a type of orthodontic treatment used to correct the face and jaw growth. This treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of facial and dental problems, including:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites
  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps in the teeth

Facial growth orthodontics is usually done on children and adolescents, as this is when the face and jaw are still growing. However, it is never too late to seek treatment for proper jaw alignment.

Orthodontic Solutions for Children and Adults

Are you looking to improve your face and smile?

Dr. Firouzi dedicates himself to providing excellent cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry services to his patients in the Pittsburgh area. His team provides a wide variety of services, including orthodontic treatment for TMJ disorders. To learn more about Dr. Firouzi and his practice, contact us today at (412) 274- 1126

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