When you need orthodontic care, choosing an orthodontist who understands the physiologic connection between oral and whole-body health is vital. Find out how orthodontic care can affect your entire body, and how an expert care provider can help you achieve healthier, more beautiful teeth.
How Your Orthodontist Shapes Your Health
A functional orthodontist does more than simply straighten teeth for aesthetic purposes. At Village Park, our extensively trained staff offers the very best in functional orthodontics, helping patients to breathe more freely, treat chronic pain and address a host of issues.
Ideally, a patient’s bite position supports good posture throughout the head, neck and the rest of the body. The orientation and positioning of your teeth affects the top of your cervical spine, which in turn can affect myriad physiological symptoms. Traditional orthodontic care focuses solely on the teeth. Your Village Park dentist, on the other hand, will take the total bone structure of your face into consideration, along with the health of your temporomandibular joint and their relation to the rest of your head, your neck and even your back.
Finding the Right Orthodontist for You
Working with an orthodontist who understands the important role of the mouth and teeth in whole-body health means your overall treatment goals will be quite different from those you might pursue under a more traditional treatment approach. Rather than focusing on extraction to address crowding, we’ll aim for minimal extraction and holistic results. Call Village Park Family, Orthodontics & Wellness Dentistry today to learn more about our whole-body approach to orthodontics.