Mar 26, 2009
"The Science and Art of Aligning Body Parts"
A balanced cranial-lower jaw and cervical relationship must exist in order to establish acceptable dento-facial beauty, balanced facial muscle forces on the teeth (intra and extra orally) that are positioned within a neutralizing zone of muscle forces that will support long term occlusal stability and good periodontal health.
I take a Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedic approach to my dentistry. Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedic Occlusion is a physiologically measured and defined relationship that orthopedically supports an optimal cranium to mandible (lower jaw) as well as the cervical neck relationship of the trigeminal nervous system. It is an approach that goes beyond traditional orthodontic and classical functional orthodontic techniques.
This approach not only straightens and aligns the teeth, but more importantly it verticalizes orthopedically the posterior teeth and bone to an objectively defined position that enhances retention and bite stability.
This approach does take more time, skill, judgment and knowledge and requires further training than what is typically taught in post graduate specialty orthodontic training. These techniques are advanced conservative and meets all the requires of comprehensive quality care for our patients.