Adult Orthodontic Services – Perrin Orthodontics

Orthopaedic Facial Growth Modification

Inherited or environmentally influenced imbalances between the size and shape of the upper and lower jaws are the root of many orthodontic problems.

In preadolescent children, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to influence the growing pattern of the upper and lower jaws. This orthopaedic facial growth modification can reduce the need for more complex orthodontic procedures like permanent tooth extractions and/or orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery).

This can only be performed in growing patients, so if you have any concerns about jaw growth, the sooner Dr. Perrin has a chance to see you, the better.