BRACES FOR KIDS, TEENS, AND ADULTS
Beautiful Smiles & Balanced Faces
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HOW WE DETERMINE YOUR TREATMENT FOR FUNCTIONAL JAW ORTHOPEDICS & ORTHODONTIC (NON-EXTRACTION BRACES) TREATMENT
The study of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and abnormalities of the head, neck, and jaw musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves).
is the study of treatment and prevention of teeth and bite irregularities.
The synergy of these two disciplines
ORTHODONTICS + DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPEDICS
produces dramatically more beautiful smiles, longer-lasting dental health, and overall greater quality of life by addressing orthodontic and orthopedic issues in patients of all ages.
YOUR FIRST ORTHODONTIC VISIT
Reasons Why your Child should get an Orthodontic Checkup no later than Age 7
Subtle problems can be detected in jaw growth and emerging teeth.
KIDS & TEEN HOLISTIC
(aka. Functional Jaw Orthopedics - FJO, Myobrace)
The age between 3 and 10 is very important for children's jaw development and facial growth and FJO can be utilized.
We use functional jaw orthopedics (ALF, Schwarz, Twin block, Biobloc, facemask, limited orthodontics (partial braces), myobrace) to correct:
A misalignment of the jawbones
TMJ disorders (headaches & migraines in children)
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child should get their first check up no later than age 7.
(ex. Braces, ALF Orthodontics, Biobloc, FAAGA)
After age 11 to 13, all your permanent teeth erupt into your mouth. The crowding of the teeth is usually the result of the jaw bone being too small. This was concluded in classic study by world-renowned orthodontist Dr. James McNamara et al.
NON-EXTRACTION BRACES & FACIAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ADULTS, TEENS & KIDS
Orthodontics is the treatment prevention of teeth and bite irregularities, ie. making straight teeth.
There are two philosophies of how to make teeth straight:
Extraction Orthodontics (Braces) Treatment
Non-Extraction Orthodontics (Braces) Treatment
Which Face is more attractive?
(aka. Functional Jaw Orthopedics)
Dentofacial Orthopedics or Functional Jaw Orthopedics is the treatment process of normalizing the patient's facial and jaw bone growth. Abnormal upper and lower jaw bone growth occurs due to:
abnormal swallowing patterns (tongue thrust)
obstructed airway (sleep apnea) & mouth breathing
object habits (thumb sucking, pacifier)
genetics & environmental factors