Pedodontics & Orthodontics
We use advanced, orthopedic and orthodontic techniques to guide growth and development in children and young adults. This fosters a balanced growth pattern and proper facial muscle and airway development. A compromised airway effects the growth of a child in many ways. The tongue often positions itself snugly in the lower jaw to allow a child to breathe more readily through the mouth. This in turn changes the growth of the lower jaw so that it grows more vertically. This change in growth direction makes the child’s face grow longer. At the same time since nasal breathing is severely compromised, the upper jaw and midface (the nasal bones, cheek bones, and bones supporting the tissue of the face) fail to develop at a normal rate because the natural growth stimulant of air flow through the nose is absent. This results in a deficiency of growth of the upper jaw and midface which, added to the long facial growth from the lower jaw, directly impacts the facial balance and beauty of a child and later as an adult.
Your Children Deserve…
Broad Beautiful Smiles
Mouth Breathing can cause narrow arches and unattractive smiles. By using functional appliances while children are actively growing, we can help them achieve a broad, beautiful smile.
Healthy Jaw Joints
Many Children with narrow jaws, deep overbites or receding lower jaws have unhealthy jaw joints which can cause headaches, neck pain, dizziness, earaches or ringing in ears, fainting, clicking or locking jaws and difficulty opening jaws, Early use of Functional Appliances can prevent or eliminate these problems.
To Breathe Freely
Mouth breathing can lead to orthodontic problems as well as other problems, such as lack of oxygen and poor sleep habits. This leaves children prone to daytime fatigue, an inability to concentrate in school and headaches.
An End To Ear Pain
Deep overbites and receding lower jaws may cause earaches, stuffiness or ringing in the ears. If infection has been ruled out, functional appliances can eliminate these symptoms effectively.