The New Era of Orthodontics:
The Preventative Orthodontist
Like all fields of dentistry, orthodontics has made considerable advancements in recent years. Among the most notable advancements is the idea that while teeth straightening was once thought to be appropriate during the teenage years, growing numbers in the orthodontic community now find it appropriate for children between the ages of 4 and 5. This is ushering in the era of preventive orthodontist.
At James Bieneman, DDS, we uphold the Biobloc Orthotropic philosophy. This means that we believe in early intervention to effectively treat the underlying causes of malocclusion, or crooked teeth.
The Reasoning Behind the Biobloc Orthotropic Philosophy
Many orthodontists view orthodontics as simply the straightening of teeth. But at James Bieneman, DDS, we view things differently.
The Biobloc Orthotropic Philosophy is based on the idea that by the age of 12, your child’s head, neck, and facial growth are almost complete. And, because orthodontic treatment is as much about creating healthy jaw joints, a large and adequate airway, and aesthetically pleasing facial profile as it is about a beautiful smile, it’s important to begin treatment while your child is young.
Treating Your Child From a Comprehensive Perspective
Orthodontics isn’t about just straightening teeth. Rather, it’s about treating your child’s face and oral posture to ensure exceptional results for their treatment.
If you’re interested in learning more about our approach to orthodontics or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bieneman, contact us at 303.797.0832.
We look forward to meeting both you and your child to provide the comprehensive treatment your child deserves for a beautiful, straight smile.