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EPIGENETIC ORTHODONTICS Q&A;
Epigenetic orthodontics offers an innovative, less invasive approach to treating facial irregularities that cause jaw pain, sleep apnea, and misaligned bites (malocclusion). Using this approach, the skilled dentistry team at Inspira Advanced Dentistry, with two offices in San Jose and a third in Saratoga, California, treats these issues without braces or surgery. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online to schedule a consultation and learn more about epigenetic orthodontics.
What is epigenetic orthodontics?
Epigenetic orthodontics shifts your teeth, jaw, or palate without surgery. It can improve your facial symmetry, correct your bite, and even make more room in your mouth.
While traditional orthodontics uses wire-and-bracket braces, epigenetic orthodontics doesn’t require them. Instead, it uses a more holistic approach. The dentists use devices to guide your teeth and jaw into more normal positions by changing their relationships to each other. This guides the growth and development of your facial structure.
Epigenetic orthodontics works for both adults and children. This is because the devices restart your craniofacial development even if you’re fully grown.
How can epigenetic orthodontics benefit me?
Inspira Advanced Dentistry uses epigenetic orthodontics to serve a wide range of purposes. The treatments can correct many facial irregularities. Epigenetic orthodontics can fix or improve:
- Almost any kind of bite problem
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Facial asymmetry
- Temporomandibular joint problems
- Narrow palate
- Inability to fully close your mouth
Sometimes, epigenetic orthodontics offers similar results to a face-lift. If you’re already interested in getting cosmetic surgery, you might be able to consider this safer, nonsurgical alternative.
During your consultation, the team examines your face and jaw. They might use X-rays or other imaging procedures to make an in-depth evaluation of the positions of your teeth and how your face is structured.
What are my epigenetic orthodontics treatment choices?
Epigenetic orthodontics stimulates your genes to continue the growth of your face, jaw, and palate. To encourage this growth, Inspira Advanced Dentistry uses anterior growth guidance appliances (AGGA). AGGAs are very similar to the retainers you get after a traditional orthodontic treatment like braces or clear aligners.
In most cases, the Inspira Advanced Dentistry team offers removable AGGAs. You can remove your AGGA at any time, but you should try to wear it as much as possible. The device places gentle pressure on the bones in the region to stimulate jaw growth.
Usually, you need to wear the device for less than a year before seeing significant changes in your facial structure. The team at Inspira Advanced Dentistry evaluates you regularly, letting you know if they recommend further orthodontic treatment after you finish using your AGGA.
Epigenetic orthodontics is an innovative approach to correcting irregularities in the teeth, jaw, and palate. To learn more about epigenetic orthodontics, schedule an appointment by calling Inspira Advanced Dentistry or requesting an appointment online today.