Functional Appliance

Improved Technology Encourages More Adults to Straighten Teeth

Adult patients now account for about 20% of all orthodontic patients. In the past, that number might have been as low as 5%. Why are so many adults choosing now to get their teeth straightened? Mostly, it’s the improvement in technology. Orthodontics has changed dramatically in recent years, making it less conspicuous, [...]

Functional Appliances Are Good for the Jaw Joint

Functional appliances can make a big difference in your appearance. A receding chin and/or a pronounced overbite caused by malposition or underdevelopment of the lower jaw can make you very self-conscious. But functional orthodontics can correct this, repositioning and/or expanding the lower jaw so that you get a more attractive profile. But some [...]