What is Functional Jaw Orthopedics?
Functional Jaw Orthopedics is a progressive form of treatment that straightens teeth and jaws. Removable appliances are used to get superior results, Functional Jaw Orthopedic Treatment works with your child’s growth and development to give them a beautiful broad smile.
Removable Appliance Orthodontics uses sophisticated removable appliances that work in harmony with specific muscle forces to move the teeth. The use of removable appliances has been around since the 1920’s and includes the following:
- Habit Appliances
- Headgear or Facemask for growth guidance
- Forsus’ appliance for correction of lower jaw alignment
How does Functional Jaw Orthopedics differ from Traditional Orthodontics?
Early treatment with Functional Jaw Orthopedics recognizes problems sooner and usually aims to make room for all of your teeth to fit in, resulting in broader smiles. Traditional orthodontic treatment comes later, possibly resulting in extractions of teeth, resulting in a narrower smile.