Your Comfort Is Our First Concern!
BROAD BEAUTIFUL SMILES
Mouth breathing can cause narrow arches and unattractive smiles. By using
functional appliances while children are actively growing, Dr. Williams can
help them achieve a broad, beautiful smile.
HEALTHY JAW JOINTS
Many children with narrow jaws, deep overbites or receding lower jaws have unhealthy jaw joints which can cause: Headaches, neck pain, dizziness, earaches, ringing in the ears, fainting, clicking or locking jaws and difficulty opening jaws. Early use of Functional Appliances can prevent or eliminate these problems.
TO BREATHE FREELY
Mouth breathing can lead to orthodontic problems as well as other problems,
such as lack of oxygen and poor sleep habits. This leaves children prone to daytime fatigue, headaches or an inability to concentrate in school.
AN END TO EAR PAIN
Deep overbites and receding lower jaws may cause earaches, stuffiness or
ringing in the ears. If infection has been ruled out, functional appliances
can alleviate these symptoms.
FACILITATED SPEECH DEVELOPMENT
Narrow jaws can confine the tongue and interfere with normal speech.
Functional appliances help ensure proper growth and greatly
enhance a child’s ability to speak normally.
Crowded teeth are caused by narrow arches. By developing the arches at an
early age, we may prevent or eliminate the crowding of permanent teeth,
making the removal of adult teeth unnecessary.
75% of 12-year-olds need orthodontic treatment, yet 90% of a child’s face has already developed! By guiding facial development early with functional appliances, 80% of treatment can be corrected before the adult teeth are present!
Younger children between the ages of 8 and 11 are often much more
cooperative than children of 12 to 14.
SHORTER TREATMENT TIME
Early Phase One treatment means children will need to wear fixed braces
on their adult teeth for less time.