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Family Teeth Straightening
with Biologic Orthodontics
- Biologic Orthodontics
- Am I a candidate?
- Orthodontics Before & After
- What to consider when seeking orthodontic treatment
Dr. Ang has extensive experience and training in orthodontics and most especially in helping adults not only have straighter teeth, but also a healthy, functional bite.
He uses Biologic Orthodontics, which takes a more holistic view of teeth straightening as it takes into account the whole chewing system – the teeth, jaw joints, and supporting muscles. It is based on a natural healthy system instead of an artificial idea of how the teeth should look.
What causes a bad bite?
A good bite means straight teeth that mesh well with the opposing teeth. A bad bite, or “malocclusion” is the condition of having poorly aligned teeth, in which the upper and lower teeth don’t meet properly.
Most malocclusions (bad bites) are hereditary or begin in infancy when the head and jaw bones are developing. Sometimes habits such as thumb sucking or prolonged use of a pacifier or bottle may cause malocclusion.
Tooth loss through decay, gum disease, or trauma can cause bordering teeth to move out of place.
Problems caused by a bad bite
A poor bite can cause numerous issues, such as difficulty chewing and speaking, and health issues, such as jaw joint (TMJ) pain, and headaches as a result of the increased stress on the jaw joints and supporting muscles.
Misaligned teeth can cause undue wear and even grinding, and they can be more difficult to keep clean and free of gum disease if they are crowded or overlapping.
Repair of previous orthodontic work. Many of Dr. Ang’s orthodontic patients come to him as a result of previous orthodontic work failing – teeth are shifting and they have muscle issues and pain.
The general goal of orthodontics is to create a good bite, which includes straight teeth. Traditional orthodontics tends to focus on straightening teeth and the particular look of a smile, sometimes to the detriment of a healthy bite.
With Biologic Orthodontics, very comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of the chewing system is made which includes:
- The precise alignment and arrangement of teeth for proper function
- The function of the jaw joints (TMJs)
- The condition and function of the nerves and muscles surrounding the jaw
- The condition of the airway (throat and nose). If someone’s bite is off, due to poor position of the jawbones, then the airway can be partially blocked, which causes conditions such as snoring or sleep apnea.
- The position of the jaw in relation to the skull and the position of the head and neck in relation to the entire body
- A review of the bone and gums supporting the teeth
- Smile and facial aesthetics
Dr. Ang has completed extensive advanced training in Biologic Orthodontics at The Center for Advanced Biologic Occlusion, and will ensure your smile is not only straight but healthy and pain-free!
Anyone wanting to straighten their teeth or improve their bite is a candidate for Biologic Orthodontics. Biologic Orthodontics is also used to improve bite as a therapeutic handling for many non-optimum symptoms, including:
- Muscle or jaw pain
- Headaches, migraines or neck pain
- Difficulty chewing
- Teeth grinding and worn down teeth
- Jaw joint clicking or popping
Dr. Ang uses Biologic Orthodontics as part of Bioesthetic Dentistry, which also takes into account the entire chewing system, as well as the aesthetic structure of the face as influenced by the teeth, jaw, and facial muscles. In Bioesthetics, patients will get rid of their painful symptoms, improve their smile, and often have the added bonus of a younger, more aesthetic visual appearance.
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