Beautiful Smiles & Balanced Faces
Let Us Design It for You
HOW WE DETERMINE YOUR TREATMENT FOR
FUNCTIONAL JAW ORTHOPEDICS &
ORTHODONTIC (NON-EXTRACTION BRACES)
is 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.
Since these problems can stem from either genetic or environmental factors alone or a combination of the two, early and proper diagnosis through a comprehensive clinical examination, photographs, imaging (x-rays, TMJ MRI, TMJ CBCT), and dental impressions (moulds) are essential before beginning treatment. This early diligence allows our practice to make a more customized and informed treatment recommendation.
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 & Functional Jaw Orthopedics
Types of Braces
ADULT & TEEN ORTHODONTICS
Even if you did not complete interceptive orthodontics as a kid or teen before all your permanent teeth came in, we are still able to complete comprehensive orthodontic treatment for teenagers and adult by utilizing:
jaw development to correct the jaw-bone relationship (using ALF Orthodontics, FAAGA, RAAGA, Twinblock, Biobloc, etc)