Functional Jaw Orthopedics

If you are concerned with your child’s bite

Or misaligned teeth, you’ve found the perfect place! Dr. Flor is one of the very few Dentists in South Florida with experience on Functional Jaw Orthopedics, your child can start treatment as soon as 3 years old.

Malocclusion is when a child’s teeth become crooked or crowded. The child may also have a problem with his or her bite. That means the teeth of the upper jaw don’t meet normally with the teeth of the lower jaw when the jaw is closed.

First, an orthopedic appliance is inserted into the mouth to move bone.  These functional appliances are removable devices which alter the growth of the jawbone to correct many problems such as airway obstruction, mouth breathing, over bites (class II), under bites (class III) and other bone formation pathology.  In most cases, the purpose of the appliance is to expand the arch to allow the teeth to fit in, rather than the traditional orthodontist approach of extracting healthy teeth.

Functional Jaw Orthopedics
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Functional Jaw Orthopedics
If you are concerned with your child’s bite

Or misaligned teeth, you’ve found the perfect place! Dr. Flor is one of the very few Dentists in South Florida with experience on Functional Jaw Orthopedics, your child can start treatment as soon as 3 years old.

Malocclusion is when a child’s teeth become crooked or crowded. The child may also have a problem with his or her bite. That means the teeth of the upper jaw don’t meet normally with the teeth of the lower jaw when the jaw is closed.

First, an orthopedic appliance is inserted into the mouth to move bone.  These functional appliances are removable devices which alter the growth of the jawbone to correct many problems such as airway obstruction, mouth breathing, over bites (class II), under bites (class III) and other bone formation pathology.  In most cases, the purpose of the appliance is to expand the arch to allow the teeth to fit in, rather than the traditional orthodontist approach of extracting healthy teeth.

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