The Epigenetic approach to orthodontics has many benefits beyond simply straightening teeth. Most notably, the teeth are place in the best position to support the day-to-day use of one of the body’s most active joints: the TMJ (temporomandibular joint). Re-aligning teeth without considering the impact on the TMJ joint could begin the type of irritation that leads to TMJ Disorder. It is also possible to make an emerging TMJD condition worse by moving teeth or altering the bite. For the prevention of TMJ Disorder, it is best to understand jaw placement first.
Expanding the jaw with Facial Growth treatments also lengthens the lower face to its full genetic potential, causing a shorter face to lengthen. This creates a more aesthetically -pleasing proportion to the face, as intended by your genetic makeup. Patients who undergo Facial Growth treatment experience the effects of a non-surgical face lift. Following the completion of the orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth, both enhanced facial beauty and a cosmetically-enhanced smile are a common result.
How you were fed as a baby has an impact on the development of your jawbone, affecting your jaw joint, how crowded your teeth are and your airway development?
Adult Epigenetic Orthodontics
Most of us have grown up thinking, when your teeth are not straight, get braces. Now, with an understanding of Epigenetic Dentistry, we understand that the crowded or crooked teeth is caused by an underdeveloped jaw. Our genetic instructions are for straight teeth, so when we see crooked teeth, that’s a sign that we must grow the jaw to full potential before straightening the teeth. So, with Epigenetic Orthodontics, we focus on the full growth and placement of the jaw before straightening teeth.
Children and Epigenetic Orthodontics
Many factors can lead to an underdeveloped jaw including diet, allergies as a child environment and factors of a modern lifestyle. With Facial Growth treatment, Dr. Mingus can stimulate your jaw to grow to its full genetic potential with a painless appliance. After guiding the process using advanced measurements tools, the teeth can be straightened on the most healthy, best functioning jawbone.