Orthotropics for Improved Oral Health Development
As a child’s teeth and oral structures grow, the future of more than just their smiles is at stake. To straighten crooked teeth, orthodontic braces are often prescribed; to help ensure the correct development and alignment of your child’s oral and facial structures, however, orthotropics may be a much better option. Unlike orthodontic treatment, orthotropics involves guiding a child’s oral and facial structures (particularly the jaw) into a proper path of development. This helps to straighten teeth as well as help your child avoid the malformation of oral tissues that could lead to TMJ disorder, sleep apnea, and more in adulthood.
Dr. Stewart is currently undergoing continuing education courses in the field of orthotropics, and will soon begin offering the treatment to provide more comprehensive family dental care for our young patients!