Functional Orthodontics & Orthotropics
Many patients wonder how functional orthodontics differs from traditional orthodontics.
This field focuses mostly on the alignment of the teeth and how the teeth function in relationship to each other. For some traditional orthodontists, extraction of adult teeth is common. They tend to view the teeth as separate from the rest of you as a whole.
The functional side of orthodontics is all about coordinating the alignment of the jaw and joints. Functional orthodontists employ techniques that stimulate proper growth and development so extracting teeth is rarely necessary. Using an orthotropic approach, we are able to fix genetic bite problems without surgery. Our dentists work closely with Oral Myofunctional therapists to correct the root cause of the problem.
Functional orthodontics at our Langley, BC practice achieves the results of traditional orthodontics, while also improving body physiology and alignment. This occurs by coordinating tooth and jaw positions to your overall body alignment and posture.
Improved body alignment can treat or prevent:
Proper body physiology and alignment can even help improve athletic performance.
Your Ideal Orthodontic Solution
If you are considering braces, choose functional orthodontics and get the most out of your treatment.