We have treated children from age 3 or 4 to adults in their 70’s! We treat children in a way that helps their facial growth reach its optimal potential. We treat teens and adults to give them straight teeth and a beautiful smile, but in a way that seeks to achieve healthy jaw joints and maximum airways for better health.
Facial Growth Guidance
Most children in Western Societies tend to have their faces grow more vertically (unfavorably) than ideal due to mouth breathing and improper tongue position. Narrow palates and recessed jaws make nasal breathing with the tongue to the roof of the mouth, lips and teeth lightly together difficult.
We strive to give children under age 10 the ability to have proper rest oral posture by giving them wide palates and forward growing faces.
- Mouth Breathing
- Gummy Smile
- Weak Chin Learn More About Preventative Care For Kids
Crowded Teeth / Poor Bites
Crooked teeth and poor bites are usually a sign of mouth breathing and/or having the tongue not placed correctly to the roof of the mouth. We provide treatment for these problems which does not involve extracting any teeth or pulling the teeth back in the face which can potentially damage facial balance and cause breathing issues.
- Crowded Teeth
- Poor Bite
- Buck Teeth
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TMJ / Headache Pain
Headaches, neck aches, ringing in the ears, etc. can be related to the way the teeth come together. Changing the bite relationship may eliminate these symptoms.
- Sore Facial Muscles
- Clicking Jaw Joints
- Headaches/Migrains Learn More About TMJ And Headaches
Extraction Retraction Regret Syndrome™ (E.R.R.S.™)
Extraction Retraction Regret Syndrome™ (E.R.R.S.™) is defined as a constellation of esthetic, functional and emotional signs and symptoms caused by tongue space/airway reduction from orthodontic retraction....all of which is preventable. Orthodontic retraction (extraction, closing of spacing, rubber bands, etc.) has been part of orthodontics for most of its existence, but retraction is not without it's negatives.
- Headaches and/or TMJ Pain
- Dished in or Sunken Profile
- Snoring and/or Mild Sleep Apnea Learn More About E.R.R.S
40% of Americans over 40 snore, and 60-80% of these snorers have sleep apnea. Untreated sleep apnea statistically results in a 20% reduction in a person's lifespan. There are treatments to potentially eliminate snoring and sleep apnea which range from rather minor to more complex.
- Always Tired
- Awakens Gasping Learn More About Sleep And OSA
If growth of the jaws has been very unfavorable it may not be possible (or desirable) to make the teeth fit together just with orthodontics. Poor jaw position may be related to sleep apnea and jaw pain. Orthodontics and jaw surgery properly done can be a solution.
- Long Face/Weak Chin
- Sleep Apnea Learn More About Surgery