Category: Orthotropics

Meeting with the Pioneers of Orthotropics

Part of our dedication to providing top-notch dental treatment to all of our patients includes learning and implementing innovative techniques such as orthotropics to improve every aspect of patients’ oral health. To ensure optimal quality in every treatment plan he designs, Dr. Stewart has trained in orthotropics directly under Dr. John Mew, who developed the… Read more »

Orthotropics – More than Just Straighter Teeth

When it comes to children’s dental health, alignment is most often associated with the layout of their teeth and symmetry of their jaws. However, in a more holistic sense, it also means the symmetry, growth, and development of the facial and oral structures that surround the teeth and gums. For instance, if the jawbone and/or… Read more »

Important Questions About Orthotropics

Orthotropics is the comprehensive approach to ensuring optimal growth and development of your child’s face and mouth. This means everything in proper alignment and with enough space for your child’s facial and oral structures to fit comfortably where they’re meant to. Like all forms of dental treatment, orthotropics is a custom-designed treatment plan that is… Read more »

Are There Any Benefits to Orthotropics?

When choosing any dental treatment for your child, it’s important to know how that treatment will help your child’s condition as well as what benefits it will have in the long term. With orthotropics, those benefits are many and extend beyond just your child’s oral health. Orthotropics is the treatment of abnormal and/or asymmetrical facial… Read more »

Can Orthotropics Prevent Sleep Apnea for Children?

Prevention is the main focus of all children’s dentistry treatments. Besides checkups and cleanings to ensure a healthy smile, that prevention most often occurs in the form of treatments such as dental sealants that keep teeth safe from cavity-causing bacteria. Sometimes, however, it may require more involved treatment. For instance, orthotropics treatment prevents sleep apnea… Read more »

Comparing Orthotropics to Orthodontics

In many ways, orthotropics and orthodontics share several similarities. Both treatment plans focus on improving oral health development through careful realignment, and both are often prescribed to help children avoid more serious oral health concerns in the future. However, deciding on the best treatment option for your child depends on the specific concerns your child… Read more »

A Few Signs that Your Child Might Need Orthotropics

There are many reasons why children’s dentistry should begin as early as possible. For instance, good habits develop early, and getting used to visiting the dentist can have lifelong benefits in the form of excellent oral health and beautiful, confident smiles. Regular dental visits also allow the dentist to ensure that your child’s oral and… Read more »

The Benefits of Orthotropic Treatment

Children’s dentistry often focuses on preventing issues like tooth decay and cavities through good hygiene education and preventive dental efforts. In some cases, it may also include customized treatment to correct the growth and development of teeth and oral structures, such as with orthodontic treatment. However, discrepancies in oral development are often related to issues… Read more »

What Does Orthotropics Treat?

There are a number of issues that children can exhibit that may not be obviously connected to their oral and facial growth. Yet, after orthotropics treatment, many children sleep easier, find lasting relief from headaches, have fewer behavioral issues, and more. The connection is that orthotropic treatment corrects several issues that can often lead to… Read more »

Orthotropics: Fixing Facial Growth Before Problems Develop

When you think of correcting your child’s smile alignment, your first thoughts may be of orthodontic treatment. After all, orthodontic braces are the traditional way of helping a child develop straighter, more attractive, and more functional smiles. However, in some cases, there’s more at play than just the alignment of your child’s teeth. For instance,… Read more »