Orthodontics & Functional Orthopedics in Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Spruce Grove & Edmonton
Many cased of malocclusion or misalignment of teeth in children is genetic. This implies that the remaining cased of poor bites arise due to environmental factors i.e., poor tongue position, mouth breathing, allergies, or enlarged tonsils and adenoids. Well timed functional therapy can have a major influence on your child’s development. Functional orthopedics is usually therapy of short duration, may involve removable appliances and often makes more extensive therapy (braces) unnecessary.
Functional Orthopedic treatment may correct some oral conditions in younger patients that may help them avoid TMJ pain or sleep apnea and may widen small lower jaws or minimize proud upper teeth. Orthodontics, more classically involves the use of braces that are bonded to the teeth. These braces allow us to control the teeth more accurately so that we can fine tune their relationship to one another and create that beautiful smile.