Orthodontic Treatment Program
The Orthodontic Treatment Program supports the vision of Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Strategic Plan and upholds the principles of care set forth by the American Cleft Palate Association (ACPA). In addition to providing premier diagnostic and treatment services to patients, we also provide educational and support programs for families and the community.
Facial differences caused by a genetic condition can impact a child’s physical, social and emotional development. The Nationwide Children's Orthodontic Treatment Program offers a compassionate approach to comprehensive care, provided by experts who understand the dental development of these children as they grow. Treatment of children with facial differences may start as early as one week old and continues through adolescence into early adulthood with two to three different phases of treatment. Our state-of-the-art facilities offer cutting edge technology and the latest innovations in orthodontic treatment to ensure your child receives the most efficient and effective care.
The Orthodontic Treatment Program accepts referrals for patients managed by:
Coordinated Care of Children with Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Disorders
Each child that comes to the center receives a personalized treatment plan from a multidisciplinary team of specialists dedicated to restoring the child’s appearance and function. Our team consists of individuals who are recognized as national leaders in their specialties. We provide comprehensive care to optimize facial appearance, speech, dentofacial development and overall self-concept. Learn more about the Center for Complex Craniofacial Disorders and the Cleft Lip and Palate Center.
For information about Nationwide Children's Dentistry Program, click here.
Resources for Families
How to care for your retainer.
Learn how to properly care for your palatal expander.
What to expect when you wear dental elastics.
Learn more about wearing headgear.
What to do and what not to do while wearing separators.
Braces are appliances that move your or your child’s teeth into the correct position. Braces are made of metal or ceramic (clear) brackets, wires, and/or rubber bands.
Use these instructions and tips to properly care for your child's gums and teeth.
How to keep your teeth healthy and clean with your new braces.
In June 2012, while volunteering in China, Jennifer met little Olivia. One year and 10 days after they met, they became family forever. Luckily, the foster home Olivia was staying in cared with kids with Osteogenesis Imperfecta.
More Orthodontic Treatment Program
Pediacast 368: Abnormal Baby Heads
Dr Gregory Pearson stops by the PediaCast Studio to talk about abnormalities of the infant head. We consider microcephaly and macrocephaly, along with the diagnosis and management of positional plagiocephaly and craniosynostosis. Big complex names, yes; but also fairly common problems.
Microcephaly: Definition and Treatment Options
The Zika Virus has garnered a lot of attention recently due to concerns for pregnant mothers who contract the virus and the risk of microcephaly in their newborns. Microcephaly is defined as a small head size which can result from improper brain growth during pregnancy or cessation of brain growth after birth.