We originally registered the mark “Face Focused Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics®” because we became committed to doing orthodontics which took into account the effect of orthodontics on the face. Too often traditional orthodontics produces straight teeth but ignores or even damages the balance of the face.
We have since recognized that by respecting the profile and balance of the face, a person’s airway is not compromised and often can be improved. A compromised airway can be associated with TMJ problems, headaches, and sleep apnea. It has become apparent that Face Focused® Orthodontics is far more than being about facial balance. Its critical consideration of airway factors indeed relates to a patient’s overall health.
Who is Dr. Yu
Dr. Tim Yu DDS, MSD is a specialty trained, board certified orthodontist focusing his practice on the growth and development of the craniofacial complex, orthodontic TMD treatment and facial esthetics. He takes a comprehensive approach to treatment, working with an interdisciplinary team of physicians, dentists, myofunctional therapists, and other healthcare professionals to deliver quality care to patients.
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What Makes Us Different
Trained as a traditional orthodontist, Dr. Tim Yu has come to believe that straight teeth and a nice smile are important but someone's profile, jaw joint health and airway are primary concerns. Dr. Tim Yu has committed his career to advancing a paradigm of thinking in orthodontics that rejects traditional retractive techniques in patients of all ages. His Face Focused® treatment techniques are designed to: develop the jaws forward, never backward: work toward proper facial balance; create pleasing facial appearance; protect and/or expand the airway, and produce broad smiles that are complete to the corners of the mouth.
"I am so grateful for all that Face Focused has done for me! Before I had braces I was very insecure about my teeth and smile. Now I am rarely caught not smiling and I love my teeth!"
"Coming from a family of many Doctors, I've experienced good care and poor care. In my opinion, Face Focused rates among the very best"
What is Face Focused®
Face Focused Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics® attempts to give all patients their optimum smile, profile, and airway! Here are some videos that help explain.
What is Proper Rest Oral Posture?
Learn about the importance of Proper Rest Oral Posture here.
The Case for Proper Rest Oral PostureRead More
The Case Against Mouth BreathingWatch Video
The Importance of Healthy Airways
Learn how orthodontics can not only give someone straight teeth, but how treatment can affect the airway - either positively or negatively.
Your Airway - Is It Affected by Orthodontic Treatment?Watch Video
Why We Do Not ExtractRead More
Treatments For All Ages Which Protect or Enhance the Airway and Facial Balance
Treating the young child is always best, but there are treatments to protect or enhance the airway and facial balance for all ages.