Facial Growth Orthodontics Services in Wexford, Pennsylvania

Facial Growth Orthodontics Services in Wexford

Did you know that environmental pollutants, food preservatives, and other external factors can interrupt facial growth? Research shows that those who live in remote areas with minimal exposure to toxins are significantly less likely to develop facial growth problems. Unfortunately, with outside factors and genetics playing a role, a disruption in jaw and facial development can lead to problems such as:

  • Sleep Apnea
  • TMJ pain
  • Facial pain
  • Poor posture
  • Crossbites
  • Underbites
  • Overbites
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Premature facial aging
  • And more

The good news? Facial growth orthodontics is a proven and effective solution. Keep reading to learn more about facial growth orthodontic services available in Wexford, Pennsylvania, including controlled arch appliances and facial growth orthodontics for children

What are facial growth orthodontics?

Facial growth orthodontics involves the use of appliances that are either fixed or removable. These appliances put light pressure over a nerve in the palate, stimulating upper jaw growth and creating micro-trauma that forces the body to form new bone and soft tissue in the entire mid-face/nasomaxillary region. 

Unlike traditional braces, which push and pull the teeth to achieve a straight smile, facial growth orthodontics considers the whole physiological development of the jaw and face. The primary goal is to support the growth of the top jaw to its proper size. The lower jaw then follows and begins to function properly. 

When the top jaw reaches its proper size, the lower jaw follows suit and begins to function correctly and comfortably.

When you hear the word braces, you probably think about brackets, uncomfortable wires and frequent trips to the orthodontist. You may also think about the pushing and pulling of the teeth to achieve a straight smile.

Facial growth orthodontics services

  • Controlled Arch Orthodontics – Controlled arch treatment involves the use of arches and wires to expand the upper jaw arch to correct mid-face jaw formation and spacing issues. The results? An improved bite, better airway volume, a fuller smile, and a more youthful appearance. 
  • Facial Growth Orthodontics For Children – While facial growth orthodontics can benefit individuals of any age, early intervention is best. We offer facial growth orthodontics for children to ensure proper development and prevent bite issues in the future. Children who have jaw development problems and craniofacial imbalances are good candidates for facial growth orthodontics.

Get the smile you’ve always wanted

Get started today – without having to leave your home! Dr. Alexandra S. George DDS specializes in complete dentistry which looks at the mouth as a whole instead of only treating one area. Contact us today and let’s get you one step closer to a straighter, beautiful smile.

Dr. Alexandra S. George

Medically reviewed by Dr. Alexandra S. George - D.D.S., L.Vl.I.F. on March 17th, 2022