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Orthotropic Treatment

Orthotropic Treatment There are several concerns that can develop in the mouth during the growing process. In the first decade of one’s life, a lot of changes occur in jaw development. Sometimes, problems can occur during the growth process that may need to be corrected. This includes issues such as:

  • Jaw function
  • Posture
  • Muscle tone
  • Misalignment

To address these problems, Dr. Mark Cruz and his team in Dana Point, CA may recommend orthotropic. Orthotropics is a special philosophy related to the growth and development of the face and jaw during the earlier years. Orthotropic dental treatments are best performed before the age of ten, though many adults can seek treatment with Dr. Mark Cruz and his dental staff. This treatment will provide results by fixing misalignment and changing the direction of facial and jaw growth. Orthotropic treatment often focuses on promoting horizontal jaw growth. This ensures that there is plenty of space for the permanent teeth to align properly, and to keep the tongue out of the airway to avoid blockages. This is often done with special appliances meant to widen the jaw during the growth process. Treatment can not only improve facial and jaw growth, but can also improve overall oral health, posture, and their ability to breathe properly, avoiding the likelihood of future problems such as obstructive sleep apnea.

Are you interested in orthotropic dental treatment?

Learn more about treatment and cost by working with Dr. Mark Cruz of Dana Point, CA. His practice is located at 32241 Crown Valley Parkway, Ste. #200, and can be reached by phone at (949) 661-1006.

Meet Dr. Mark Cruz

Dr. Mark Cruz Dr. Mark Cruz graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1986 and started his dental journey in Monarch Beach. He is a well-known lecturer internationally, and he was a part-time lecturer at UCLA. He gives individual attention to each patient while creating a friendly and enjoyable dental experience. He makes the patient a part of the dental procedure, educating them about the problem at hand.

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