Understanding the Benefits of Biobloc Orthotropics
Addressing the Common Shortcomings of Traditional Orthodontics
Your child’s natural growth is important, especially when you’re exploring methods to nurture it to its full potential. And at James Bieneman, DDS, we couldn’t agree with this approach more! That’s why our treatments are premised on Biobloc Orthotropics. Designed to eliminate many of the shortcomings of traditional orthodontics, Orthotropics addresses issues such as poor oral resting postures and mouth breathing to provide comprehensive care for your child.
How Orthotropics Differs From Orthodontics
Orthodontics is the traditional approach used to straighten teeth (which you’re probably familiar with). Traditional orthodontics views the growth of the jaws and face as relatively unchangeable and as a result, orthodontists will remove teeth or use appliances to move the teeth as necessary.
However, results gained through this type of treatment are only preserved by wearing retainers and can damage the facial complex by narrowing the airway and reducing facial aesthetics.
The Orthotropic philosophy views orthodontic treatment as a preventative measure designed to treat underlying causes of crooked teeth and not just the symptoms. This produces natural growth guidance for both the teeth and jaws, straightening the teeth without turning to extraction or surgery.
Early Signs That Your Child Might Need Orthodontic Intervention
It can be difficult to determine whether or not your child needs orthodontic intervention, particularly because the signs are often subtle. However, early intervention is essential to properly address poor oral resting postures and crowded teeth, ideally when baby teeth are still present.
So, what are some of the signs that you should be looking for? The most prominent signs include:
- An open mouth posture with the lips apart when not speaking, eating, or drinking
- Mouth breathing (both during the day and at night)
- No space between the front baby teeth
- Uneven or poorly aligned lower front permanent teeth
- Drooling, associated with an open mouth posture
- Grinding or clenching of the teeth
- Chronic ear aches or infections
- Bedwetting that persists past the age of 3
- Psychological and/or attention problems
- Cannot sit still or persistent fidgeting
- Large tonsils
- Restless sleep
- Heavy breathing
Contact the Team at James Bieneman, DDS to Discuss Orthotropic Treatment in Denver, Colorado
Based in Centennial, James Bieneman, DDS is your resource for orthotropic treatment in Centennial, Littleton, Greenwood Village, Englewood, and Highlands Ranch.
If you would like to learn more about our approach to orthodontics or want to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bieneman, contact our office at 303.797.0832.
We look forward to meeting both you and your child to provide comprehensive orthotropic treatment that naturally guides your child’s growth.