In our office, braces is about more than just straight teeth. Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry offers functional orthodontics to help patients of all ages achieve a healthy occlusion (bite), an attractive facial profile and a straight, attractive smile. Functional orthodontics involves the use of custom-fabricated dental appliances and/or braces to move the teeth into proper alignment. Based on a neuromuscular approach, functional orthodontics preserves the health of the temporo-mandibular joints and jaw muscles. It can be used to correct problems that affect both children and adults:
• Excessive wear and chipping of front teeth
• Severe crowding or spacing
• Crossbite of front and back teeth
• Limited tongue space
Functional orthodontics is also a great option for pain patients, as well, since the teeth are ultimately moved into a neuromuscularly balanced bite. Functional orthodontics relieves debilitating symptoms such as headaches, facial pain, tender muscles and joints, grinding, and a limited range of motion.