Epigenetic Orthodontics is a field of dentistry dedicated to providing patients with non-surgical means to correct any irregularity in the appearance of their facial symmetry, alter and correct improper bite, and narrow palates of the mouth. This orthodontic specialty focuses on the development and alignment of your whole midface and jaw, not just your teeth.
At Sana Dental, we have a different approach to your traditional orthodontic treatment. Instead of starting with braces, we actually begin our adult orthodontic treatment by examining your jaw development. In around 80% of today’s population, people have an underdeveloped midface and upper jaw. Due to the biological drive for teeth to unite or connect for proper chewing, the lower jaw can become underdeveloped. This lack of development creates problems in children during the ages of 6 through 14, when the face is growing rapidly. As a result, growth patterns are interrupted, which causes misaligned, gapped, crooked, and crowded teeth. With our epigenetic approach, we begin our treatment with positive orthopedic changes to begin correcting the craniological problems, rather than just correcting the teeth.