For many patients needing orthodontic treatment, braces will correct cosmetic issues but leave underlying issues present. Teeth don’t function independently of the rest of your face, and focusing on simply correcting a smile won’t create the best results for most patients.
Dr. Ghina Morad’s specialized training in facial harmony orthodontics (also known as skeletal anchorage orthognathic treatment) treats the entire system of muscles, bones, and teeth to create a smile that doesn’t just look good, but functions to the best of its ability as well.
What is Facial Harmony Orthodontic Treatment?
It’s the treatment of the whole face and the jaw bones to create the perfect function and correct the proportion of the whole face. By digitally modeling your current bone structure and predicting how treatment will cause change, we are able to develop a treatment plan that will harmonize your entire mouth, not just give you a pretty smile.
By digitally modeling your current bone structure and predicting how treatment will cause change, we are able to develop a treatment plan that will harmonize your entire mouth, not just give you a pretty smile.
Facial harmony includes working on the upper jaw bone to eliminate the development of an overbite, an under-bite, grow underdeveloped cheek bones, improve the profile of a patient, eliminate a gummy smile, use the natural growth of the jaws to correct a long face that resulted from thumb sucking, widen the airways to prevent sleep apnea and many other treatments that correct the functioning of the jaws in combination with changing the whole appearance of the face and the smile.
It may sound like this would require invasive surgery, but nothing is further from the truth! Using minimally invasive techniques that are customized for your needs, we can rely on the movement of bone in your jaw to help move your teeth into the perfect position.
Who Would Benefit From Facial Harmony Orthodontics?
Facial harmony orthodontics work best for young patients who are still growing. Using growth-predicting software, Dr. Ghina Morad is able to see how your child’s jaw will grow over time. That information can then be used to plan for growth adjustment, creating the perfect bite and alignment for your child!
Treatment isn’t just for young patients—adults can benefit as well! If your bite is misaligned, we can use the same software to model your perfect smile!
If you are interested in finding out how to get facial harmony orthodontics in San Carlos, California, call our dentist office today at 650-592-6396. You can also request an appointment using our online form.