talk to childs orthodontist about myofunctional therapy

Talk to your Child’s Orthodontist about Myofunctional Therapy

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA These days most orthodontic routines involve the standard process of braces, which include brackets and wires, often elastics, and sometimes additional devices to assist in the repositioning of the teeth or jaws. However, there is one aspect of your child’s orthodontic treatment in Scotts Valley that may be missing – myofunctional therapy. Here’s why …

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Get rid of Ear Pain with this Natural Remedy

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA If you ever have lived with an earache, you know this can be a unique and highly unpleasant experience. However, you may not know that certain causes of ear pain and earaches have nothing to do with your ears themselves. In fact, about 10 percent of all patients who seek the care of an …

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Philosphy of Functional Orthodontics and how it may help your Child

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Standard orthodontics focuses on straightening teeth, with treatment usually taking place during adolescence. However, practitioners of functional orthodontics like the orthodontists at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry can achieve other goals, in addition to straightening your child’s teeth, that may benefit the health and well being of your child. The principles of functional orthodontics The philosophy …

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Orthodontics without Pulling Teeth

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Many orthodontists opt to remove permanent teeth before beginning a treatment program such as braces or Invisalign. These extractions are performed to create more room in the mouth for straightened teeth. However, certain practitioners of orthodontics in Scotts Valley like Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry believe positive results often can be obtained without having to pull …

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Teeth Worn Down Check out these Options

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Do your teeth appear to be getting shorter? Are your teeth becoming flat on the chewing surface? Worn down teeth can happen as we age. After all, our teeth do a lot of chewing throughout the years. However, one major cause of premature teeth wear is bruxism, a condition in which a person clenches …

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Look out for these Dental Issues in your Child

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA If you are a parent, you probably spend a lot of time worrying about the health and well-being of your child. You also need to monitor your child’s dental health. Detecting any problems as early as possible makes treatment easier, and can save you time and money—while also sparing your child the need to …

Ariana Ebrahimian DDS

Dr. Ariana is published in the Journal of Gnathologic Orthopedics and Facial Orthotropics

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA At Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry, our dentists seek continuing education and maintain membership in professional organizations so that they can continue to provide the highest level of care. Dr. Ariana Ebrahimian continues to show this commitment, as she recently was named President of the North American Association of Facial Orthotropics and had a case report …

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What Could be Causing your Cluster Headaches

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA If you have never experienced cluster headaches, be thankful. Patients and their doctors agree that the pain from these headaches is brutal and debilitating, impeding the ability to function on a daily basis. Determining the cause of cluster headaches is key to finding relief and, if you have been suffering from this ailment for …

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Sleep Apnea, it Could Happen to your Child

Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley, CA Most of us tend to associate sleep apnea with older, overweight men. But, studies reveal that even children are at risk for this sleep disorder. Your Scotts Valley sleep apnea dentists at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry are taking time to discuss the disturbing health consequences of pediatric sleep apnea, and provide insight on how you …

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Chronic Mouth Breathing and your Child’s Development

Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley, CA The health and well-being of your child are affected by food choice, sleep, and medical care but did you know that your child also could be impacted by the way they breathe? For example, if your child frequently breathes through their mouth, then it could have a negative effect in various areas, including facial …