Orthodontics traditionally involves the use of braces that are bonded to the teeth. These braces allow us to control the teeth more accurately to fine tune their relationship to one another and create that beautiful smile. But orthodontics can start even earlier, with comprehensive technologies to ensure a straight, healthy smile.
Functional orthopedics are a great way to help younger patients avoid many of the conditions that have plagued their parents, such as, poor sleep habits, TMJ pain, sleep apnea, small lower jaws (weak chin profile), and proud upper teeth (buck teeth) that my lead to poor self-image.
Our office keeps up with the latest technology, and Invisalign is a popular option for adults and teens who dislike the idea of permanent metal braces to align their teeth. Ask our dentists if Invisalign would be an effective option for your smile, and receive $1,200 off your Invisalign treatment program!
Though still are considered orthodontics, orthopedic procedures are usually initiated earlier in an effort to assure more favorable facial growth and jaw structure. 80% of poor bites are due to environmental factors, e.g., poor tongue position, mouth breathing, allergies, or enlarged tonsils and adenoids. As these influences act upon the developing lower face ,almost from birth, it’s important to counteract these negative influences early for normal development. Well-timed functional therapy can have an astounding influence on your child’s development Functional orthopedics is usually therapy of short duration, may involve removable appliances and often makes more extensive therapy like braces unnecessary.