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Dentofacial Orthopedics

Where do I begin? My experience with the staff has been nothing short of phenomenal! My son just completed his orthodontic treatment and we couldn’t be happier! Dr. Luccarelli and Dr. Barrese made the entire process ridiculously easy from beginning to end. They are affordable, professional, efficient, super friendly, and most importantly THEY CARE ABOUT YOU! They truly do! I am beyond satisfied and so glad that I entrusted them with my son’s beautiful smile!
- Taryn Freeman
Orthodontics is about managing tooth movement. Dentofacial orthopedics is about guiding facial growth and development, which is why this is a specialty geared towards the treatment of children. Specialized appliances, including headgear and expanders, are used. This treatment can be done at the same time as orthodontic treatment in most cases.

Luccarelli & Barrese Orthodontics is pleased to be able to provide dentofacial orthopedics for Mineola patients. Our skilled dental team understands that early detection is critical because it will diminish the need for tooth extractions, improve dental alignment, reduce the possibility of a poor bite, and supply better dental balance.

Best Candidates For Dentofacial Orthopedics

One way to guide the development of the facial bones is dentofacial orthopedics. There might be visible asymmetry in which the teeth or jaws are positioned as early as six or seven years old. These issues could lead to trouble breathing, chewing, speaking, or pushed-out teeth. While their bones are still developing, kids are great candidates for procedures in dentofacial orthopedics so their jaw can be adjusted and aligned before it turns into a larger issue to fix.

What To Expect

Following a comprehensive evaluation of your child’s face, including looking for any misalignments or abnormalities in their jaw and teeth, we will create a customized treatment program. Based on their condition, their therapy might or might not use orthodontics. Luccarelli & Barrese Orthodontics provides various orthodontic treatments, and if it is needed for your child’s therapy, we will go over each option to see which is best. A member of our staff will also show you and your child ways to correctly look after the appliance, and also answer any questions that you might have about the therapy.


As soon as your child has their treatment program established, regular appointments will be needed to analyze their improvement through a record of the tooth alignment and jaw movement. These office visits also permit our team to make modifications to their treatment to make sure it is fitting comfortably. In the event the device is missing or not working correctly, please contact our office to get an urgent appointment.

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