Pediatric Orthotropics in Northridge
Preventative Orthodontic Services
At Holistic Orthodontics, our treatment philosophy addresses not only the straightening of teeth but also the underlying structure causing misalignment in the first place. For example, an overbite may be the result of the lower jaw not developing forward properly. Our orthotropic approach focuses on addressing the development of the lower jaw, rather than removing teeth or restricting the growth of a healthy upper jaw.
This approach is especially valuable for children. When kids are still growing, the underlying structures that can impact their smiles are extremely malleable. While this does mean that poor oral habits, such as tongue position or thumb-sucking, can result in significant deformations, it also means that early intervention can make a world of difference.>
This treatment system was developed over the course of 20 years by Dr. John Mew, an orthodontist practicing in England. Biobloc offers a series of appliances, both fixed and removable, to address any of a number of challenges your child may experience. The overall goal of this therapy is to help the patient achieve facial balance by correcting improper oral posture and encouraging healthy jaw growth while the patient is young, rather than offering more difficult and painful procedures after they’ve grown. The treatment is generally administered in stages, first correcting the misalignments, then correcting the postures or behaviors that caused the issues in the first place.
When you are looking for a way to address the cause of orthodontic problems, rather than simply treating the symptoms, our team can help. We are passionate about providing our patients with solutions that achieve overall facial balance.
Call us at (818) 626-3632 today to speak to our team about our Northridge pediatric orthotropics services!