- Jaw function
- Muscle tone
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.