Dentofacial orthodontics is the branch of dentistry dedicated to study the position of not just the teeth, but the jaws and how their position affects our breathing, airways and other important body functions. Deviation from normal condition in any one of these factors can result in many problems affecting the overall health of our body. Dentofacial orthodontic treatment is aimed at both beautifying your smile and improving health by preventing many problems that can arise from malocclusion.
Dental Seasons go beyond just teeth. Combined with his degree in sleep medicine and several years of experience in treating dental problems, Dr Bachour looks at teeth and jaws in a holistic way. His dentofacial orthodontic treatment in his Sandgate, Queensland clinic has been the reason behind healthy smiles and healthy faces of many of our valuable patients who visit us from various parts of the city and other localities.
Dentofacial Orthodontics and health
Ideally, we don’t like to see crooked teeth as it indicates that jaw development is insufficient to house all of the teeth. When jaw development is less than ideal, we see increased risks of developing many problems, including snoring, sleep apnoea and temporomandibular joint pain, which affect the entire body.
Our dentist recommends an orthodontic treatment based on complexity of the problem. Various stages of treatment can be broadly classified as preventive, interceptive, corrective and surgical treatment. During your first dental visit, our dentist takes records of your teeth and notes down if there are any symptoms of the problem like headache and jaw pain. X-rays and scanners are also used to diagnose the position of teeth and jaws in relationship with one another. Our dentist then sets a treatment plan based on the severity of the problems noted. Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, are some of the appliances widely used to help correct the dentofacial orthodontic problem.