Dr. Judith M. Medina Rivera and her friendly staff are committed to make your orthodontic treatment a pleasant experience. At Life Dentistry, our goal is more than creating beautiful smiles.
Our philosophy is to treat the causes and not just the symptoms. In general, the major causes of orthodontic problems are incorrect postural and functional habits that affect the normal dental and facial development. These dysfunctional habits, known as Soft Tissue Dysfunction, include open mouth posture, incorrect tongue resting position, tongue thrusting and others. The earlier we recognize and correct these habits, the better the facial development occurs and the need for braces is reduced.
Myofunctional Orthodontics includes the use of removable oral appliances, orofacial muscular exercises (orofacial myology therapy), breathing techniques and other educational activities to assist the patient in the correction of orthodontic problems. Our goal is to promote normal muscle function that will contribute to a better oral and facial development, resulting in straighter teeth and a healthy smile that last for a lifetime!