Orthodontics & Functional Orthopedics
At Smileton Dental, we understand that crooked or misaligned teeth not only reduce your confidence but also impact your dental health. We offer comprehensive Orthodontic and Orthopedic services that greatly improve the smiles of our patients and boost their self-confidence. We aim to improve your teeth and gum health by treating any irregularities in your teeth. You could have misaligned teeth due to any reason- physical injuries, genetics, or bad childhood habits. Irrespective of the cause, our Orthopedics services help in adjusting the size and shape of the bones of the face and jaws. Orthodontics and Functional Orthopedics isn’t the same thing. Orthodontics helps in fixing teeth alignment, while orthopedic procedures are used to improve the skeletal and bone structure of your face and jaw. Functional Orthopedics helps younger patients achieve favorable facial growth and jaw structure.
Our Functional Orthopedics services greatly help in avoiding conditions such as sleep apnea, buck teeth, small lower jaws, or poor sleep habits. When dental issues are treated at a young age, it prevents overbites and underbites. We can help your child’s jaw reach its full size and prevent the need for extracting healthy teeth. Our dental experts can address, prevent, and correct mal-positioned teeth and fix misaligned bite patterns. Depending on your specific needs, we provide orthodontic services, orthopedic treatment, or a combination of both to help you achieve a smile that you can be proud of. Irrespective of your age, our Orthodontic treatments are effective in improving your smile and reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease. We can help you get evenly-spaced, straight teeth by creating a tailored dental plan.
Functional Orthopedics focuses on kids with irregular teeth or underdeveloped maxilla. Only 18-20% of Malocclusion (misalignment of teeth) in children is related to genetics. It means that the major factors responsible for this issue include other factors like poor tongue position, allergies, mouth breathing, enlarged tonsils or adenoids, bottle feeding, thumb sucking, and pacifiers. It is best to address these issues at a young age because the bones and jaws of kids are in the growing stage and can be easily adjusted to the proper positions. Our orthopedics treatment can adjust imbalances of your face and jaws.