Traditionally Orthodontists focus treatment on the teeth, and is based on the premise that crooked/crowded teeth and bad bites are caused by genetic factors. These problems are usually corrected with braces, extractions, and bite changing appliances like headgear that push back protruding top teeth.
Leading edge research is turning everything around. It is predominantly environmental factors that have caused the huge surge in orthodontic problems in the last few generations. It is now estimated that over 80% of children suffer from facial growth problems. Over 70% of adults have poorly aligned, or poorly fitted, teeth.
The goal of orthodontic treatment is not only to create beautiful smiles that last a lifetime, but to enable proper development and growth of the jaws. Properly developed jaws and faces lead not only to better esthetics, but to better health and longevity through optimal airway development. Breathing deeply through the nose can decrease the incidence of numerous potential health problems: that’s why Quantum Orthodontics offers approaches to treat snoring, sleep apnea, and mouth breathing. These approaches are also preventative: good jaw development means straighter teeth, and less orthodontic intervention with braces, extractions, or surgery.
At Quantum Orthodontics, we practice airway centered orthodontics.
We strive to build that long-lasting, Hollywood smile on a healthy foundation that includes a comprehensive assessment not just of the teeth, jaws and face, but also of function (oral habits like tongue function, swallowing, breathing, etc.) A good foundation means a better, longer lasting result. That’s why it’s never too soon to come see us. Orthodontic problems start to develop and intervention can begin as early as 2-3 years of age.
By the same token, it’s never too late. Beautiful teeth can be achieved at any age, and the latest research shows that expansion orthodontics and eliminating poor oral habits and function can have significant effects even into late adulthood. All adults can benefit from airway centered treatment to improve their sleep, health and overall quality of life. Ask us how.
The Myobrace System is a no-braces approach to straightening your teeth and jaws.
Treatment uses myofunctional orthodontic techniques to address the poor oral habits (known as myofunctional habits) that are the real, underlying causes of crooked teeth and uses light, intermittent forces to align the teeth. Myofunctional orthodontic techniques have been practiced by Orthodontists and Dentists around the world for over 50 years.