A separate chapter in destined to the pathology of the clefts palate. Essentially, while orthodontics entails the management of tooth movement, dentofacial orthopedics involves the guidance of facial growth and development, which occurs largely during childhood. There are nine specialties sanctioned by the American Dental Association. The entire notion is presented in didactic form the book being destined to the students, doctors, residents in orthodontics and orthopedics and the practitioners in the field. Dr Mogavero believes that the overcrowding of teeth is not due to having excessive teeth but rather the fact that the facial growth has been somehow stunted. The bones and jaw taken as well as the correct positioning of the tongue and the relationship between the lower and upper jaw and the airways are all considered and then Dr Mogavero can make an educated decision on what to do to correct the issues. Dentofacial Orthopedics for Adults Dentofacial orthopedics is also used to treat adults; however, this process may involve surgery.
A separate chapter is present dental facial asymmetries major and minor.
Orthodontics and Dento-Facial Orthopedics (in Romanian)