At Aesthetic Dentistry by Design, Dr. Gasper uses a progressive orthodontic approach known as functional orthodontics to help guide a child's facial growth and development , all to establish balance and harmony in the skeletal and neuromuscular system. In other words, while traditional orthodontics is focused solely on straightening teeth, functional orthodontics takes the patient's entire face into consideration to deliver results that are functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Using the most modern appliances, Dr. Gasper can create good-looking, balanced faces with full, beautiful smiles that have plenty of room for proper eruption of adult permanent teeth. What's more, as part of functional orthodontics, Dr. Gasper has the chance to treat problems related to a restricted airway, soft tissue interference, thumb-sucking and tongue thrust, in addition to issues that might contribute to TMJ-dysfunction later in life. Treating these is key to helping patients achieve overall balance and harmony where there once existed imbalance and disharmony.
Do you have questions about functional orthodontics? To schedule your complimentary functional orthodontics consultation, please call (719) 599-0700.
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