What is Facial Growth Orthodontics?

Full face orthodontics can correct underbites, overbites, and crossbites without expensive and risky jaw surgery.

For many years, dental bite problems like underbites, overbites, and crossbites were very hard to fix in adults. Often, expensive and risky jaw surgeries were the only option. Maxillofacial jaw surgery often requires braces before and after the surgery to align the bite. Treatment and jaw surgery to correct the bite could take years and be quite painful.

Fortunately, the field of dentistry is always advancing, and a non-surgical jaw correction option now exists. Full face orthodontics with Dr. Randi Green can correct underbites, overbites, and crossbites in adolescent and adult patients. For most patients, no TMJ jaw surgery is required.

See more of Dr. Green's patients avoided jaw correction surgery and were helped by Full face orthodontics. Maxillofacial surgery is usually not your only option.

Growth Guidance Orthodontics does not require corrective jaw surgery. Facial growth orthodontics can fix bite issues from an underdeveloped top jaw, TMJ pain, facial pain, bad posture, headaches, migraines, decreased airway volume, sleep apnea, and premature facial aging.

 

Before and after Growth Guidance Orthodontics with Amanda

 In Amanda's mid-treatment photos on the (left) to last update photo on the (right) with Facial Growth Orthodontics you can see the changes in her face with the Anterior Growth Guidance Appliance (AGGA).

In Amanda's mid-treatment photos on the (left) to last update photo on the (right) with Facial Growth Orthodontics you can see the changes in her face with the Anterior Growth Guidance Appliance (AGGA).


Before and after Growth Guidance Orthodontics with Courtney


Before and after Growth Guidance Orthodontics with Michelle.

 
 

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 Our patient Liz with 5mm of growth with AGGA.  Photos were taken at mid-treatment with her facial growth orthodontic progress.

Our patient Liz with 5mm of growth with AGGA.  Photos were taken at mid-treatment with her facial growth orthodontic progress.

Full face orthodontics works with the physiology of the patient to correct the underlying issues that caused the bad dental bite in the first place. You can read more here about why so many of us have bite problems and dental crowding.  

After these underlying issues are addressed, a growth appliance is used to stimulate new bone growth in the upper jaw (HINT: a small upper jaw is usually the reason we develop bad bites).

Once the top jaw grows to its full genetic potential, ControlledArch® Braces are used to create a broad, beautiful, straight and healthy smile.

Unlocking the Genetic Potential with Orthopedic Development Without Maxillofacial Surgery

By unlocking the genetic growth potential of the upper jaw with orthopedic development, a whole host of other issues can be addressed as well. People with bite issues from an underdeveloped top jaw can have TMJ pain, facial pain, bad posture, headaches, migraines, decreased airway volume, sleep apnea, and premature facial aging. By aligning the bite and growing the jaw, we can improve many of these problems for most patients- no surgery required.

Full face orthodontics with Dr. Randi Green can fix your bad dental bite, help you improve your posture, and decrease or eliminate pain from the TMJ and facial muscles. This physiologic technique can drastically improve sunken in faces, enhance facial volume to minimize the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles, improve the presence of a weak chin, and in some cases, decrease the appearance of neck fat (affectionately known as “turkey neck”).
 

Facial Growth Orthodontics with Alissa

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Before treatment

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One month into treatment

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Two months into treatment

These people have absolutely changed my life in such a positive way! I came to Smile Doctor initially only needing a cleaning at first, after a bad experience with my prior dentist. Randi and all her staff are so kind. They did an x-ray of my jaw and teeth. Randi suggested that she knew a way to fix my problems, that my even my last orthodontist completely missed. I have midface deficiency and TMJ problems that are both being addressed through a 3 phase jaw growth treatment. I wasn’t happy about having to have braces again in phase 3, but Randi convinced me that it would be worth it. I had already had braces and nighttime headgear for a year and a half in high school. She was right, it is so worth it. I’m so glad I found this group of people because they actually know what they’re doing, and they care. My prior dentist and orthodontist missed so many issues. Had I not came to Smile Doctor, I would have lived on believing that there wasn’t a way to fix my TMJ and mid face deficiency. Now that’s all getting fixed, and I couldn’t be happier. I’m halfway through and can already see major improvements. I can’t wait until treatment is complete!
— Alissa F. via Google ★★★★★


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Follow Daniel as he blogs about his Facial Growth Orthodontic treatment and experience with Anterior Growth Guidance Appliance (AGGA).

Benefits of Facial Growth Orthodontics vs Traditional Orthodontics

Traditional orthodontists wait until growth is complete or nearly complete to start treatment meaning that treatment usually starts in pre-teen years usually with braces.

This approach can make treatment more of a challenge and take more time. In contrast, growth guidance orthodontics and myofunctional therapy utilizes active growth to re-establish normal facial growth patterns as early as age four until 104!

 
Dr. Green’s growth guidance orthodontics elevates “straight teeth orthodontics” to a new level.


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