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- Biologic Orthodontics
- Am I a candidate?
- Orthodontics Before & After
- What to consider when seeking orthodontic treatment
Dr. Ang has extensive training and experience in orthodontics. He also has a unique approach to providing care called Bioesthetic Dentistry. This is a holistic view of teeth straightening, as it takes into account the whole chewing system – the teeth, jaw joints, and supporting muscles.
Biologic Orthodontics uses the princples of Bioesthetic Dentistry to help patients, especially adult patients, achieve a perfect smile and a healthy, functional bite. As a proponent of Bioesthetic Dentistry, Dr. Ang provides treatment based on the principles that dentists have discovered by studying the elements that occur naturally in a healthy chewing system.
Sadly, most dentists base their treatment on an artificial idea of how 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 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.
In a healthy smile, the teeth work in unison to keep each other in place. Unfortunately, tooth loss, whether caused by decay, gum disease, or trauma, can cause teeth to shift out of position. This will irritate your gums and it can also lead to gum disease, a bacterial infection that threatens the health of your smile.
Problems Caused by a Bad Bite
A poor bite can cause a number of problems, such as making it difficult for the patient to speak clearly or chew without pain. Additional health issues that can occur due to a malocclusion include headaches and pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
Earaches, headaches, pain while eating, and popping noises when you open and close your mouth are all symptoms of TMJ Disorder, which Dr. Ang can treat effectively using Biologic Orthodontics.
Poorly aligned teeth can result in undue wear and even grinding. Teeth can also be more difficult to keep clean and free of gum disease if they’re crowded or overlapping. Many of Dr. Ang’s orthodontic patients come to him as a result of previous orthodontic work that’s failing to keep their smile healthy and pain-free.
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 training in Biologic Orthodontics at the Center for Advanced Biologic Occlusion, and he’ll make sure your smile is straight, healthy, and pain-free.
Anyone who wants to straighten their teeth or improve their bite is a candidate for Biologic Orthodontics. This approach can be used to treat the following symptoms:
- 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 to get rid of painful symptoms and improve your smile. This treatment often has the added bonus of making you look younger and more attractive.
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