What Types of Early Interceptive Orthodontics Do You Offer?
We offer a few different options for early orthodontics. During a consultation with Dr. Pribyl or Dr. Kleoppel, we will recommend the best treatment for your child. One of our first options for early orthodontics is Biobloc Appliance Therapy (orthotropic). Biobloc is a series of removable orthodontic appliances that your child will wear full-time. Its purpose is to correct jaw growth and avoid maldevelopment.
We also use Advanced Lightwire Functional (ALF) appliances which is an appliance that helps stabilize the jaw joints, positively impact one’s airway, enhance facial development and growth, encourage proper tongue position, and address facial asymmetry. With ALF, your child can enjoy a beautiful smile all while minimizing their risk for airway problems and jaw joint dysfunction.
Another appliance we offer is Myobrace. This appliance is recommended for ages five to 15 and only requires one hour of wear per day and during sleep. Myobrace can address the underlying causes of crooked teeth by encouraging natural jaw development and growth.
The last appliance we offer is the Homeoblock appliance. The Homeoblock appliance promotes bone growth and bone remodeling by expanding the arches to increase nasal breathing. We recommend this treatment for older teenagers and adults.