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The Power of Face Forward Dentistry

Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics - March 11, 2023 - 0 comments

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, many people are familiar with traditional methods like metal braces and clear aligners. However, there is another approach that focuses on the overall health and well-being of the patient, rather than just straightening their teeth — face forward dentistry.

What Is Face Forward Dentistry?

Face forward dentistry focuses on creating a proper airway and jaw position. This approach is based on the understanding that a proper airway is essential for overall health, including respiratory health.

When the jaw and tongue are in the correct position, the airway is open and unobstructed. This allows for easy breathing and proper oxygenation of the body’s tissues. When the jaw and tongue are not in the correct position, the airway can become constricted, leading to a host of respiratory problems such as sleep apnea, snoring, and even asthma.

The Benefits of Proper Positioning 

  • Enhanced respiratory health
  • Improved oral health
  • Self-esteem and confidence

Enhanced Respiratory Health

The benefits of face forward dentistry for respiratory health are twofold. First, by creating a proper airway, face forward dentistry can alleviate symptoms of sleep apnea, snoring, and other sleep-related breathing disorders. This can lead to improved sleep quality, reduced fatigue, and a host of other health benefits.

Second, by addressing the underlying cause of the respiratory problems, face forward dentistry can also prevent future respiratory issues. By repositioning the jaw and tongue, the airway is kept open and unobstructed, reducing the risk of developing sleep apnea or other breathing disorders.

There is also research linking oral and respiratory health, making it clear that a comprehensive approach to treatment is important.

Improved Oral Health

One of the main benefits of face forward dentistry is improved oral health. By focusing on the function and aesthetics of the teeth and jaw, this approach addresses the jaw and bite problems that can lead to a variety of oral health issues such as plaque build up as a result of more difficult flossing and brushing. Another example is that it can alleviate issues such as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and sleep apnea.

Self-Esteem and Confidence

Face forward dentistry can also improve the overall facial aesthetics by creating a harmonious balance of the jaws, teeth and face which can improve self confidence and self-esteem. 

Overall Health and Well-Being

The face forward approach to orthodontics focuses on overall health and well-being. By addressing issues such as jaw and bite problems, it can improve oral and respiratory health for patients. This approach can be beneficial for both children and adults, and can lead to improved self-esteem, confidence, and overall quality of life. 

If you are interested in exploring face forward dentistry as a treatment option, contact Dr. Buck at 206-316-8286.