Orthopedic orthodontics mainly focuses on the diagnosis, growth, and treatment of the entire oral structure. In most cases of malocclusion, the dentist only focuses on moving the teeth to their orthodontically right positions. But, Dr. Tebbi does more than just that. He approaches orthodontic care in a holistic way and takes every aspect of the patient’s oral and facial features into consideration.
Factors to be considered
- Facial symmetry
- Width of the palate
- The placement of the temporomandibular joints and the way they behave during jaw movement
- Bruxism and jaw clenching
- Sleep apnea and snoring issues
- Lower jaw advancement
- The way the teeth from the upper and lower jaw meet
The neuromuscular system
The neuromuscular system plays a major role in the functioning and aesthetics of the mouth and facial structure. A healthy connection between the muscles, bones, joints, and teeth can keep the oral cavity in perfect working condition, devoid of pains. If this turns out to be an issue, the patient could develop persistent headaches, breathing issues, pain in the jaws, limited movement of the jaws, change in the facial shape, etc.
After thorough diagnosis, we would be able to determine the exact issue and formulate a customized treatment solution to get rid of it.
Call us at (818) 789-2034 or schedule an appointment to have a consultation with Dr. Daniel Tebbi at our practice in Encino, CA.