Dentofacial Orthopedics

Dentofacial orthopedics is a specialized area of orthodontics that focuses on the guidance of facial growth and development. At Watson Orthodontics, we offer comprehensive dentofacial orthopedic treatments to help our patients achieve a balanced, harmonious facial appearance and optimal oral function.

Our skilled orthodontist, Dr. Jamey Watson, has extensive experience in the field of dentofacial orthopedics and is committed to providing personalized care to each of our patients.

Dentofacial treatments offered in Draper, UT

What is Dentofacial Orthopedics?

Dentofacial orthopedics involves the use of appliances, such as braces, expanders, and headgear, to guide the growth and development of the jaws and facial bones. The goal is to create a healthy, functional bite, while also improving facial aesthetics and overall oral health.

Dentofacial orthopedic treatment is often recommended for children and adolescents, as their jaws and facial bones are still developing. However, adults can also benefit from dentofacial orthopedic treatment to correct bite and alignment issues.

Benefits of Dentofacial Orthopedics

Dentofacial orthopedic treatment can offer a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Improved facial aesthetics and symmetry
  • Correction of jaw and bite problems
  • Reduced risk of dental problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease
  • Improved speech and chewing ability
  • Enhanced airway function and improved breathing
  • Increased self-confidence and self-esteem

Our Dentofacial Orthopedic Treatments

At Watson Orthodontics, we offer a range of dentofacial orthopedic treatments to meet the individual needs of each of our patients, including:


Traditional braces are a common dentofacial orthopedic treatment, as they can be used to guide the growth and alignment of the teeth and jaws.


Palatal expanders can be used to widen the upper jaw to create more space for crowded teeth and improve overall facial symmetry.


Headgear can be used to correct bite and alignment issues by gently guiding the growth of the jaws.

Herbst Appliance

The Herbst Appliance is a type of functional appliance that can be used to correct bite problems and improve jaw alignment.

Is Dentofacial Orthopedics Right for You?

If you are experiencing bite problems or other issues related to jaw growth and development, dentofacial orthopedic treatment may be right for you. To determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Watson.

During your consultation, Dr. Watson will perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health and facial structure and recommend a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.

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Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, more beautiful smile.

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