Early interventions are important when it comes to having a great smile, especially when problems are noticeable in patients as young as 6 or 7. At BIETSCH Orthodontics, we provide dentofacial orthopedic services to our young patients with the hopes of guiding the growth of the jaw and facial structures before it becomes a permanent skeletal problem. Dentofacial orthopedics is a specialty of dentistry sanctioned by the American Dental Association that, Dr. Tom Bietsch, studied for an extra 2 years in a dentofacial orthopedic specialist residency program so he could diagnose misalignments and abnormalities in the facial structures then treat them with oral appliances, such as head gear, expanders, and facemasks.
When early intervention is possible, it can help minimize the need for tooth removal, decrease treatment time in the future (less time in braces), improve the spacing of the teeth, impact the correct growth of the jaw and facial structures, improve facial symmetry, and much more. We encourage you to call our office in Prosper, TX for a complimentary, private consultation to get started today.
"Seriously the best team ever! Everyone at Bietsch Orthodontics makes you feel so comfortable and welcome. I was really hesitant to get braces on as an adult but Dr. B helped put my mind at ease and they offer so many great options. HIGHLY recommend Bietsch Orthodontics!"- L.P. / Facebook / Apr 01, 2017
"The staff is so friendly and helpful! We’ve had amazing service every time. When we walk in, they know us! Highly recommend them!"- N.H. / Facebook / Aug 03, 2019
"Great staff and service!! My 3 kids are currently under Dr. Beitsch treatment and they always look forward to go to their appointments and already see the change... so excited!!!"- K.N. / Google / Jul 18, 2019
"If you are looking for somewhere that is cozy, warm, and friendly, this is the perfect place! We vetted four different orthodontists, and we felt most comfortable here. The staff is welcoming, and Dr. Bietsch sat down with us to explain everything about our daughter’s journey with braces. He answered every question, and explained them all in depth. In addition, they have a bus that come to the school! No more missed days for appointments! Highly recommend!!"- M.P. / Google / Jul 18, 2019
"I love how everyone there is so positive and will make you laugh 100%! I give them 5 starts but I wish I could give them 10. You should really go here it’s amazing!!"- B.B. / Google / Jul 17, 2019
About the Treatment
Dentofacial orthopedic is a way to guide the bones into proper growth before malocclusion becomes a permanent skeletal concern. There may be a noticeable imbalance in the way the jaw or teeth are positioned in the mouth at the young age of 4 –7 . Because the facial bones are still growing, children are excellent candidates for treatments in dentofacial orthopedic so that the jaw can be shaped and aligned before it becomes a bigger problem to correct.
What to Expect
After a complete assessment of the patient's facial abnormalities and misalignments in the teeth and jaw, Dr. Bietsch will design a treatment plan for the patient that meets all their needs. Every patient will have their own prescribed treatment, with or without an orthodontic appliance. Our team will educate the young patient and their parent/guardian on how to properly care for the appliance and answer questions about the treatment plan so that everyone is on the same page.
Once you have your treatment plan and the orthodontic appliance is in place, it is best to keep all your follow-up appointments so that proper documentation can be made in charting the progress of the bone movement and alignment. If the orthodontic appliance is not fitting properly, needs replaced, is lost, or is not working, we want you to call our office to make an emergency appointment. It is crucial that every patient has a working appliance so that treatment is not disrupted.
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Excellent, Early Interventions
Dr. Bietsch is trained in both guiding the way the face and jaw grow and in correcting misaligned teeth with proper diagnosis, treatment planning, and orthodontic appliances. Our team at BIETSCH Orthodontics wants to help you and your family minimize future dental problems, and help you create dazzling smiles! Call our office in Prosper, TX, and schedule an appointment with our team today.