Integrative Orthodontics for Kids
Dr. Ryan Whalen at Whalen Dentistry finds integrative orthodontics for children a fascinating subject that many people may not know about, and today we’d like to give you a brief overview of some of the benefits.
We used to have plenty of room for all our teeth, and anthropological evidence shows no genes for crooked teeth. Our bodies have adapted to the changes in our “industrial” environment since the time between Paleo man and Modern man.
If we change the environment that teeth grow in—in this case, the environment being the mouth—we can also change the way those teeth grow. This philosophy is the basis of Integrative Orthodontics (IO). What are some of the benefits of IO?
- Prevention: IO helps to prevent crooked teeth if treatment begins early enough.
- Facial Growth: IO provides lifetime benefits by guiding the face shape towards health and aesthetics from the beginning, modifying teeth, appearance, and breathing passages positively.
- Health: IO finds the cause of the problem rather than just treating a symptom.
- Integrative: All the components of good health are part of IO—tongue and body posture, breathing, eating, sleep, and of course, a strong, beautiful smile.
If you want to know more about IO and how it could help your child, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! If you’re interested in learning more about the causes, warning signs, treatment methods and other information about integrative orthodontics, we would be happy to speak with you.
The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.