How a dentist can monitor and affect facial growth and development

By understanding facial growth and development, Dr. Kaltchev can determine if you need orthodontic or orthotropic treatment to address bite changes, unfavorable facial development, snoring, teeth grinding,  and temporomandibular joint disorder. Dr. Boris Kaltchev and his team evaluate patients and monitor changes in facial growth and development in both children and teenagers to spot potential problems early on and intervene at the right time for best results!

Why is understanding facial growth and development in children and teens important?

A skilled dentist understands facial growth and development and identifies potential problems affecting your child’s health, comfort, and appearance. Issues with facial growth and development, like misalignments of the teeth or jaws, can lead to discomfort in everyday life. Over time, these issues can cause significant damage if not properly addressed. A better understanding of the structures  of mouth and jaws allows Dr. Kaltchev to predict problems that may be resolved early on with successful interventions, which may include treatments such as orthodontic expanders and orofacial exercises.

Do you suspect you may need orthodontic work or appliances to address bite problems?

You are not alone! With extensive knowledge in facial growth and development, Dr. Kaltchev can assess patients of all ages and determine if orthodontic treatment is necessary to achieve desired results. Both children and adults can be evaluated at his office for orthodontic treatment. He has two office locations: in Wood Dale, IL and Evanston, IL. If you are interested in care at the Wood Dale practice, we encourage you to call (630) 766-2223 to request an appointment. This office is located at 140 East Commercial Street and serves patients in the areas of Park Ridge, Des Plaines, Elmhurst, Addison, Bensenville, Roselle, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, and Itasca, IL. Our Evanston practice  is located at 636 Church Street, Suite #304 and can be reached by calling (847) 595-4911. This office serves patients in Rogers Park, Lincolnwood, Niles, Morton Grove, Glenview, Skokie, and Wilmette.