Going beyond braces!

Facial Growth Orthodontics

Fix your smile without surgery! We offer patients both Fixed Growth Guided Appliance (FGGA) and Removable Growth Guided Appliances (RGGA).

What are facial growth orthodontics?

Facial growth orthodontics work through the use of appliances. These appliances, either fixed or removable, work to remodel mid-face and upper jaw growth by stimulating nerves in the palate. This nerve stimulation creates a micro-trauma, which causes the body to form new bone and soft tissue, which in turn helps to restructure and remodel growth in the upper jaw and the mid-face/nasomaxillary complex.

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

Get the smile you deserve!

Through Facial Growth Orthodontics, the jaws can reach harmony in both physiological appearance and function. So you can have a smile that is both beautiful and healthy, too! Schedule your consultation today!

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Who is a good candidate?

There are several factors that determine if you are a good candidate for facial growth orthodontics.

  • Facial asymmetries, cranial strains or other craniofacial disharmonies
  • Crowded teeth
  • TMJD or TMJD symptoms
  • Sleep-disordered breathing, including obstructive sleep apnea
  • Overdeveloped lower jaw (underbite)
  • A set-back or undersized lower jaw (overbite)
  • A chin that appears too small or a chin that appears too prominent
  • Mid-face deficiency (the upper jaw is too far back)
  • Flat face appearance
  • A jaw that appears poorly defined


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Dr. Alexandra George consulting with a patient

Did you know?

Did you know that more than 80 percent of our country's population has an underdeveloped upper jaw and suffers from midface deficiency? And that this significant rate of facial growth problems is much greater than those found in individuals living in remote areas not exposed to environmental pollutants, food preservatives and other outside factors that can interrupt facial growth? The outside factors can negatively affect the body - right down to your DNA. The good news is - these conditions can be corrected with our facial growth orthodontics!

Fix your smile without surgery. Schedule your consultation today!

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Facial Growth Orthodontics different?

Facial Growth Orthodontics differs by focusing on remodeling the mid-face and upper jaw growth through appliances that stimulate nerves in the palate. This approach promotes new bone and soft tissue formation, restructuring the upper jaw and mid-face/nasomaxillary complex, unlike traditional orthodontics, which primarily straightens teeth.

How does Facial Growth Orthodontics contribute to facial aesthetics?

Facial Growth Orthodontics contributes to facial aesthetics by promoting proper upper jaw and mid-face development. This leads to a more balanced and harmonious facial appearance, correcting issues such as facial asymmetries and mid-face deficiencies while improving the overall jawline and smile aesthetics.

Can Facial Growth Orthodontics prevent the need for surgery in the future?

Yes, Facial Growth Orthodontics can prevent the need for surgery in the future by addressing and correcting growth discrepancies and structural issues early on. Properly guiding the development of the jaw and facial structures can reduce or eliminate the need for corrective surgical interventions later.

How long does facial growth orthodontic treatment take?

The duration of Facial Growth Orthodontics treatment can vary depending on the individual’s specific needs and the extent of growth and adjustment required. The process involves a series of adjustments and monitoring over time to ensure optimal growth and alignment.

Are there lifestyle changes required during Facial Growth Orthodontics treatment?

The information provided does not specify lifestyle changes during facial growth orthodontic treatment. However, similar to other orthodontic treatments, patients may need to adapt their oral hygiene practices and dietary habits and possibly wear appliances as directed to support the treatment process effectively.