Neuromuscular Functional Orthodontics & Orthotropics
Many patients wonder how neuromuscular 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 use non-invasive appliances such as MyoBrace® to correct the root cause of the problem.
Neuromuscular functional orthodontics at our Langley, BC practice achieves the results of both traditional and functional 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.
For over six years I’ve had all my dental needs looked after by Dr. Hill and his amazing staff. He is the best dentist I’ve seen and the only one to convince me to get braces at the age of 50. It changed my life and his skill, along with an equally qualified staff, continues to bring health, happiness, and a great smile to my life. I can honestly say I look forward to my appointments as it’s like visiting family.
Jorg T. (Actual patient)
Your Ideal Orthodontic Solution
If you are considering braces, choose neuromuscular functional orthodontics and get the most out of your treatment.