Full Face Orthodontics
Full Face Orthodontics utilizes treatment goals that achieve far more than just straightening the teeth. Traditional orthodontics simply straighten the teeth in jaws that are commonly in the wrong position, generally too far back. Full Face Orthodontics places the jaws in the correct position in the face prior to straightening the teeth.
This approach addresses the importance of properly aligned teeth, healthy jaw joints and airways as well as facial esthetics. As a result patients can be treated for TMJ and sleep apnea issues. Additionally, with the bones of the face in the correct position, a more attractive face is achieved.
By utilizing an Anterior Growth Guidance Appliance developed by Dr. Steve Galella over 25 years ago, full Face Orthodontics allows for the following:
Treatment of Sleep Apnea: By moving the facial bones forward and opening the airway.
Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you.
These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements Dr. Tompkins plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete and you achieve the confident smile that you've always wanted. The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth.
For more information on Invisalign® or to take the self assessment for Invisalign® please visit: www.invisalign.com.