Most people think about “teeth’ when they think about the dentist. When in fact the dentist should be responsible for the entire cranio-mandibular complex (the structures inside of the face including the upper and lower jaws, and the muscles that move them).
So we work to preserve the integrity of the teeth (through traditional dental care) and the position of the teeth to provide the greatest amount of space inside of the face for the tongue and the airway. Screening is accomplished by recording some simple metrics during the initial and periodic exam(s).
In children age 3-11 Growth Guidance modalities such as Myobrace and Orthotropics are critical to allow full genetic expression of growth.
In the adolescent and adult, depth and width expansion followed by FASTBRACES Technology can make up for the short fall of development if missed during the mid facial growth period (birth –age 11).
And for those who suffer from Sleep Disordered Breathing and Obstructive Sleep Apnea, we provide Oral Sleep Appliance Therapy that keeps the lower jaw in a forward position during sleep to keep the airway open.
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