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!
At Life Dentistry we focus on prevention!
We all know that it is in the mouth where the initial steps of digestion occur, and that nutrition is one of the fundamental keys for total wellness. At the same time, it is in the mouth where we commonly observe the signs and symptoms of many nutritional deficiencies. Many research have shown the correlation that exists between systemic diseases and the condition of the teeth, gums and other oral structures. In fact, our mouth is a focal point for the prevention, but also for the development of many systemic health problems, from infections, to metabolic and autoimmune disorders, including cancer.
Here at Life Dentistry, we are committed to the prevention of oral diseases using a total wellness perspective. Our dental preventive services are designed for dental health care and maintenance of those who want to keep their goal of zero oral disease. And yes, we all can keep oral disease away with true prevention!