orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedics

or·tho·don·tic and den·to·fa·ci·al or·tho·ped·ics

(ōrthŏ-dontic dentō-fāshăl ōrthŏ-pēdiks)
Specialty area of dentistry concerned with diagnosis, supervision, guidance, and treatment of growing and mature dentofacial structures; includes conditions that require movement of teeth and the treatment of malrelationships and malformations of the craniofacial complex.
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In orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedics it is becoming increasingly evident that the timing of treatment onset may be as crucial as the selection of specific treat- ment protocol, because in the organization, differentia- tion, development, and growth of any somatic structure, time plays a viable role in determining the final morphological and dimensional results.