This is the stage when all the permanent teeth have erupted and full-scale treatment can begin. Treatment can involve dentofacialorthopedics, which is the guidance of facial growth, and development that occurs largely during childhood. The growth of both the jaws and the dentition can influence both esthetics and function for the growing child. Orthodontists can greatly influence this development with the aid of braces and appliances. Appliances are used for multiple purposes depending on your individual needs.