When you think of your child’s long-term oral health, the importance of a straight and properly developed set of teeth is obvious. However, their teeth and jawbones are intricately connected to their facial structures, as well, and the proper growth and development of these structures is just as important. The goal of orthotropics is to ensure that proper growth and development to optimize children’s oral health, as well as a number of other issues that involve their oral and facial structures.
The Importance of Facial Growth and Development
As children grow, there are many issues that might affect how well their facial and oral structures develop together. Congenital issues might cause abnormalities in the jawbone that make it uneven, which can affect sinus and airway development, tooth alignment, and much more. Part of ensuring that these structures develop properly is making sure they have the room to do so. For instance, orthotropic aligners can be designed to fit each child’s unique needs and accomplish the specific goals necessary to bring their facial and oral structures into proper alignment.
What Orthotropic Treatment Accomplishes
Orthotropics is similar to orthodontic treatment in many ways, such as their shared focus on promoting straighter, more functional oral structures. However, orthotropics also focuses on ensuring that the oral structures are in line with the supportive facial structures, and that all have room to develop without interruption. The use of customized aligners can achieve goals such as widening the upper palate, realigning the lower jaw with the upper jaw’s position and alignment, and more.
Better Facial Growth and Development for Your Child
With custom orthotropic treatment, your child can easily enjoy the many benefits of better facial growth and development. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling the office of James Stewart, DDS in Livonia, MI, today at (734) 425-4400. We also proudly serve patients who live in Farmington Hills, Farmington, Plymouth, Northville, Novi, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn, Garden City, Westland, Redford, and all surrounding communities.