Jaw Development Orthodontics and Braces in Ottawa

Improve Your Smile and Boost Your Confidence With Orthodontic Braces

Would you like to change the position of your teeth? Jaw Development Orthodontics may be the thing you need to look and feel your best.

The development of your jaws and face determine the position of your teeth. The position of your teeth affect the appearance of your face. This means that if you have crooked or crowded teeth, you may be unhappy with other facial features.

Jaw development orthodontics addresses both tooth position and facial appearance. They can also help manage symptoms of TMD/TMJ and sleep apnea.

What Are the Benefits of Orthodontics?

Jaw Development Orthodontics was developed in an attempt to overcome what is seen as the shortcomings of traditional orthodontic approaches. This approach:
  • Can be used for teens and adults
  • Stimulates natural development of the jaw
  • Improves the appearance of the face, especially the profile
  • Can improve TMD/TMJ symptoms
  • Can reduce sleep apnea
While Jaw Development Orthodontics works well for teens, they’re also suitable for adults who didn’t get orthodontics as teens, are unhappy with their orthodontic results, or saw their results lapse. Crooked and crowded teeth aren’t just a cosmetic problem. They relate to the function of your mouth and jaw. That’s why crooked teeth are often linked to temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD/TMJ). Your jaw also influences the size and shape of your airway. By expanding your jaw, we can reshape the airway, making it easier to breathe at night which may reduce the severity of sleep apnea.
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How Do Jaw Development Orthodontics Give the Appearance of a Healthy, Straight Smile?

Jaw Development Orthodontics may look a lot like traditional braces, but they function much differently. They use the same brackets and wires to apply force to your teeth, but the pattern of forces is different.

Jaw Development Orthodontics is based on the understanding that it’s partly the action of muscles in the mouth that stimulate the growth and movement of the teeth and jaws. Crowded teeth are partly related to our softer diet, which means we don’t chew as much as our ancestors did (early humans spent about half their waking hours chewing). Therefore, Jaw Development Orthodontics is designed to recreate the natural forces of your tongue, cheek, and jaw muscles. This creates a more efficient movement path and one that is designed not just to move the teeth, but to stimulate the development of other tissues around the teeth.

The result is not just straight teeth, but changes to the appearance and function of related structures.

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How Can a Cosmetic Dentist Improve the Function and Appearance of Your Teeth, Jaws, and Face with Orthodontics?

If you want to learn how you can benefit from Jaw Development Orthodontics, reach out to Dr. Stevens. She and her team are committed to creating a smile you can feel confident in.