What is Growth Modification?
Growth Modification is a dental procedure that is specifically designed to help guide the growth and development of a child's jaw and facial bones. This treatment is typically carried out during childhood and adolescence when the bones are still in the process of growing and can be easily influenced. By selectively modifying the growth of certain facial bones, the dentist can help to correct a variety of orthodontic issues, such as overbites, underbites, and crossbites. Growth Modification is a proactive approach to orthodontic treatment that can help to improve the overall health and appearance of a child's smile, and it is often recommended as an effective way to prevent more serious orthodontic problems from developing later on in life.