Tampa & Brandon, FL’s Favorite Provider Of Dentofacial Orthopedics For Children & Adults

Few people realize the difference between an orthodontic specialist and a general dentist. As a cardiologist is to the heart, so is an orthodontist to the teeth, facial muscles, and jaw. An orthodontist, after graduating from dental school, undergoes an additional two to three years of highly competitive post-graduate education, training, and experience in an accredited orthodontic residency program, focusing on tooth movement (orthodontics) and facial development (dentofacial orthopedics). The American Dental Association (ADA), requires orthodontists to have advanced knowledge in biomedical, clinical, and basic sciences and to have unique training in diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial irregularities, as well as a wide variety of malocclusions (improperly aligned teeth and/or jaw) – including surgical orthodontics in children, teens, and adults.

Dentofacial Orthopedics For Children

Even young children are good candidates for dentofacial orthopedic therapy, when needed, as they are still developing physiologically. A child’s jaw bone and the roof of their mouth are still forming, having not yet completely hardened, making it much easier for orthodontic intervention.

dentofacial orthopedics for childrenBy the age of 7, your child’s first molars and incisors have begun to erupt and our orthodontist, Dr. Turke, can now evaluate your child’s bite. All children are beautiful in their parents’ eyes, and sometimes those very things that we find so adorable about our children – such as their cute toothless grin, their precious little lisp, or even that special way they pronounce their “l’s” and “r’s” – can be temporary issues, but they can also be an indication of a more serious problem that could follow your child into adulthood.

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Dr. Turke will evaluate and monitor your child for the following issues:

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  • Improper bite relationships
      • Crossbites, which can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear
      • Openbites, which can result in tongue-thrusting habits and speech impediments
  • Jaw growth abnormalities
    • Overbites
    • Underbites
  • Narrow arches
  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Difficulty chewing and biting
  • Finger sucking and other oral habits
  • Speech difficulties
  • Facial imbalance
  • Mouth breathing
  • Protruding teeth, which are more susceptible to accidental chipping
  • Crowding, misplaced, or blocked-out teeth

Early evaluation will give our Tampa and Brandon, FL, orthodontist the chance to detect any potential problems your child may have, as well as allow a greater opportunity for earlier, more effective orthodontic treatment. Dr. Turke will be able to guide the growth and development of your child’s bite and prevent more serious problems later. When early orthodontic intervention is not necessary, an orthodontist can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal.

Dentofacial Orthopedics For Adults

dentofacial orthopedics for adultsWhile children are still in the developmental stages of bone growth, adults bones have ceased to grow and have hardened, making it much more challenging to align the jaws and facial structure. Though adults can benefit from dentofacial orthopedics alone, when necessary, surgical intervention may inevitably become part of Dr. Turke’s recommended treatment plan in order to give you a wonderful smile!

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In Tampa & Brandon, Florida (FL)
  • “Thanks Dr. Turke for giving me a straighter, prettier smile in less than 7 months and offering a flexible payment plan so that I could easily fit this into my budget! I couldn’t be happier with my smile now!”

    - Gracie

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  • “Dr. Turke has treated three of our children and we are so thrilled with the results. We appreciate his kind and gentle manner with the kids. Dr. Turke has taught each of them to care for their teeth and navigate the challenges of life with braces. Thanks Dr. Turke!”

    - Mike & Dana B.

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  • “I would highly recommend Dr. Turke and his office staff if you are looking for an orthodontist. Dr. Turke has treated all 3 of my children with wonderful results. Appointments are very quick and easy, as I am able to schedule appointments before or after school. My children are complimented often for their smiles!”

    - Amy M.

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  • “My 13 year old daughter was a patient of Dr. Turke. She had an overjet and a crossbite, but after her orthodontic treatment she now has a beautiful smile! We are so grateful to Dr. Turke!”

    - Faye T.

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  • “Thanks Dr. Turke for giving me a straighter, prettier smile in less than 7 months and offering a flexible payment plan so that I could easily fit this into my budget! I couldn’t be happier with my smile now!”

    - Gracie

    best tampa fl orthodontist
  • “Dr. Turke has treated three of our children and we are so thrilled with the results. We appreciate his kind and gentle manner with the kids. Dr. Turke has taught each of them to care for their teeth and navigate the challenges of life with braces. Thanks Dr. Turke!”

    - Mike & Dana B.

    best brandon fl orthodontist
  • “I would highly recommend Dr. Turke and his office staff if you are looking for an orthodontist. Dr. Turke has treated all 3 of my children with wonderful results. Appointments are very quick and easy, as I am able to schedule appointments before or after school. My children are complimented often for their smiles!”

    - Amy M.

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  • “My 13 year old daughter was a patient of Dr. Turke. She had an overjet and a crossbite, but after her orthodontic treatment she now has a beautiful smile! We are so grateful to Dr. Turke!”

    - Faye T.

    best orthodontist brandon fl
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813.264.1435
Orthodontist
Tampa, FL 33624

813.661.1073
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Brandon, FL 33511



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Dr. Turke and the orthodontics team of Turke Orthodontics offer the most advanced braces for children and adults, including Damon braces, metal braces, Invisalign, Invisalign Teen and clear braces. We can even help you achieve your confident smile 50% faster at Turke Orthodontics!
Call 813.264.1435 today for your complimentary consultation for braces and Invisalign at our conveniently located orthodontic offices in either Tampa, FL or Brandon, FL. Come experience Turke Orthodontics and you will see we offer innovative and effective orthodontics with a smile to patients near Brandon, FL, Riverview, FL, Lithia, FL, Apollo Beach, FL, Valrico, FL, Gibsonton, FL, Seffner, FL, Plant City, FL, Tampa, FL, and Lutz, FL!
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