Orthodontics & Orthopedics

Orthodontics: More than just cosmetics

Crooked Teeth cause many problems over time. If left untreated, crooked teeth can lead to cracked, broken, and chipped teeth, gum disease, bone loss, bad breath, allergies, headaches and TMJ problems. Mal-positioned teeth and jaws lead to sagging lips, cheek and jaw tissues, causing pre-mature aging.

What causes Crooked Teeth?

Crooked teeth are caused by a combination of the size, position and development of your tooth, bone and facial muscles. What many people think is just a cosmetic flaw actually contributes to many other facial problems. Impaired airways lead to mouth breathing, dry mouth, bad breath and allergies since the normal filtering and moistening from nose breathing are inhibited.

What’s the best way to correct Crooked Teeth?

Our Growth Studies address all three of the root causes of Crooked Teeth, for an attractive, stable result:

  • Orthodontic Treatment -  correcting the movement of teeth within existing bone.
  • Orthopedic Treatment -  reshaping and repositioning of bone
  • Myofunctional Therapy – retraining of muscles and tongue habits

 

Call us at 316-943-2266 for a Free Consultation Visit about Your Orthodontic Options

  • No Charge to visit in general about your options for treatment within our office.
  • Receive take home print outs of average case fees.
  • Records need to be taken and a Growth Study done to give you a customized estimate.

If you prefer or require the services of an Orthodontist (a specialist in straightening teeth) , we’ll share records and coordinate with the specialist of your choice throughout the treatment period.

Full or Limited Orthodontic Treatment is available.  We sometimes mix treatments. For example, Porcelain Crowns on the upper teeth and Braces on the lower teeth to make a balanced, matched, stable bite.

Relapse of old Orthodontic Treatment over time can be corrected. We can often “Recapture” your straight smile using removable appliances, or brief periods in brackets, or clear, snap-on therapies similar to Invisalign and ClearCorrect.

Call us at 316-943-2266 for a Free Consultation Visit