What is Facial Growth Orthodontics?
Facial Growth 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 TMJ 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, also known as jaw growth 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. Dr. Green uses the Anterior Growth Guidance Appliance or AGGA to grow faces to their genetic potential.
See more of Dr. Green's patients below that avoided jaw correction surgery and were helped with jaw growth orthodontics. Maxillofacial TMJ surgery is usually not your only option for jaw correction.
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
TMJ Success Story and Facial Growth Orthodontics with our patient Amanda. Read about her journey with TMJ + AGGA with Dr. Randi Green and the smile team!
Before and after Growth Guidance Orthodontics with Courtney
Before and after Growth Guidance Orthodontics with Michelle.
Take Action with a Facial Growth Evaluation with Dr. Randi Green
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
One month into treatment
Two months into treatment
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!