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Orthodontics is About More Than Straight Teeth

Dr. Buck’s approach to orthodontics treats the whole face, not just the teeth.  If an orthodontic patient does not have fully developed jaws, Dr. Buck uses Epigenetic science to trigger full growth in the jaw bones.

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Our Approach to Orthodontics

More than 80% of all patients have an underdeveloped upper jaw and midface. Unfortunately, the lower jaw reacts to the underdeveloped upper jaw and thus becomes underdeveloped as well. To initiate positive orthopedic changes, Dr. Buck uses a comfortable appliance that stimulates an area on the palate causing the entire midface including the upper jaw to remodel for adults.  The same appliance stimulates actual growth for children.  

The lower jaw simultaneously follows the changes happening in the upper jaw, but is also stimulated gently and safely by an orthopedic approach. The path of change follows a stored epigenetic blueprint for optimal development of the face. Once the new bone has been formed and the jaws are more fully developed, the following orthodontic phase can correctly straighten the teeth into all the newly developed bone provided by orthopedic stimulation. The result is straight teeth and correctly sized and positioned jaws, which makes the face more beautiful; opens the airway for no sleep apnea; balances the TM joints for a lifetime of healthy function; and finally allows the upper cervical spine to attain correct and stable form and balance.  Dr. Buck believes you can have straight teeth, but ultimately more importantly profoundly healthy physiology of the jaws as well. You don’t have to choose one or the other, with the epigenetic approach you always get both!  The result is your healthiest, happiest smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

Overbite and Retruded Jaw Problems

Overbite and Retruded Jaw Problems

As stated above most patients have an underdeveloped upper jaw and mid face. The lower jaw thus becomes entrapped and retruded. Dr. Buck believes in an approach that stimulates growth of the upper jaw at the same time as stimulating the lower jaw to also grow forward. Here is an example of in less than 8 months a growing patient can have corrected jaw growth patterns and expression.
No Extractions
Broad Beautiful Arch Forms
The Cosmetic Results
Teens and Adults
Our Philosophy of Orthopedics and Orthodontics Means No Jaw Surgery
How Conventional Orthodontics Typically Lengthens the Face
The negative effect of extracting bicuspids for orthodontics.
Conventional Orthodontics versus Functional Orthopedic Orthodontics

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Dr. Buck's Philosophy

Epigenetic Orthodontics opens and protects the airway enhancing breathing both during sleep and awake activities.

Dr. Buck practices a philosophy that integrates airway into all diagnosis and treatments. Traditional approaches do not consider the functioning capacity of the airway and how treatment can negatively, or positively affect breathing and sleep. A compromised airway puts health at risk at any age. If TMJ treatments, orthopedics, and orthodontics are planned well the airway is protected or enhanced. In fact in adults who have sleep apnea, facial orthopedic treatment can increase room for the tongue, and airway. There is increasing evidence that has demonstrated that mild to moderate sleep apnea can be cured with the approach Dr. Buck uses.

Please visit this site for more information; Airway Health