Many people, both adults and children, suffer from misaligned teeth. This can cause a number of problems, including issues with the jaw, problems breathing, and higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, crooked teeth are generally not considered attractive and may hurt your first impression on dates or job interviews.
Full face orthodontics is a type of teeth-straightening treatment that takes into account the full face, instead of focusing solely on the teeth. Full face orthodontics takes a comprehensive and holistic approach that aims to expand the jaw to accommodate all of your teeth, reduce your risk of TMJ, open your airway if you suffer from sleep apnea, and of course help create a more attractive appearance as well.
If you are interested in aligning your teeth without extractions and without surgery, call Dr. Kendra Schick today at 403-208-9965 to schedule your consultation.
Candidates for Full Face Orthodontics
Anyone with misaligned, crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth can be a great candidate for full face orthodontics. Treatment can be as simple or as complex as necessary. Dr. Schick does not offer quick fixes like Invisalign or 6 Month Smiles, because these treatments are purely cosmetic and, since they do not take into account the whole jaw, have a high risk of causing TMJ.
Full face orthodontics is ideal for patients with:
- Sleep apnea
- Crowded teeth that would require extractions with a traditional orthodontic approach
- Underdeveloped or narrow jaw
This treatment avoids extractions, and also avoids invasive jaw surgery. If you want to keep your full mouth of teeth and create a better, fuller profile with a lower risk of developing TMJ, or if you already have TMJ and are looking for a way to correct it without surgery, then full face orthodontics may be a great choice.
Why Choose Full Face Orthodontic Treatment?
No matter how simple or severe your case is, full face orthodontics looks at your mouth and jaw as a whole in order to prevent complications and provide the best treatment possible. Other types of orthodontic treatment, such as Invisalign, only look at cosmetic benefits instead of the health of the entire jaw.
TMJ disorder is a result of jaw misalignment, and can cause symptoms such as migraines, facial pain, difficulty moving the jaw, and more. Moving teeth without a comprehensive plan for the jaw as a whole is a top cause of patients developing TMJ disorder, which is part of the reason why we always develop a comprehensive orthodontic plan.
Dr. Schick will discuss the details of your treatment with you before performing any work on your teeth. She will make sure that you understand the reasons behind your plan, and let you know everything involved and approximately how long it will take to see results.
Schedule Your Orthodontic Treatment Consultation
If you have crooked teeth causing functional and cosmetic problems, contact Dr. Schick of Evolution Dental today at 403-208-9965 to schedule your consultation. We'll help you find the right treatment plan for your dental issues.
We serve patients in Northwest, Downtown, and nearby areas of Calgary.