Why Are Functional Appliances So Important?

Functional Appliances Can Help Correct:

And Can Often Prevent:

To Eliminate Crowding

Crowded teeth are caused by narrow arches. By developing the arches at an early age, we may prevent or eliminate the crowding of permanent teeth. Another advantage is that early treatment often eliminates the need to remove any adult teeth.

To Correct Underdeveloped Jaws

Almost 50% of children who need orthodontic treatment due to a bad bite have underdeveloped lower jaws. Functional appliances can reposition the lower jaw forward, improve the child's profile and correct the bite problem - within 7 to 9 months!

See what a difference functional appliances made to this young girl's profile!