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Early Functional Treatment

A multitude of medical problems may be related to poor jaw alignment, poor facial profile, and narrow palate.

Functional Orthodontic treatment was developed in order to reshape and reposition the upper and lower jaws to a more harmonious position while also straightening the teeth. Functional Orthodontic treatment can improve facial profile and facial appearance.

Some of the medical problems that can be alleviated by this type of treatment are temporomandibular disorders, migraine headaches, upper airway obstructions/mouth breathing, sleep disorders/sleep apnea, neck-shoulder-back pains, dizziness, ringing in the ears, and hearing problems.


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Dr. Patras utilizes functional appliances which work by permanently repositioning the lower jaw forward, allowing for more efficient airflow and proper oxygenation in the circulatory system. Proper airway function is critical to a person's overall health, breathing, and brain development throughout their life. Compromised airway function can lead to impaired attention, behavioral inhibition, and socio-emotional behaviors.

Dr. Anna Patras is very experienced at treating mouth-breathing problems. She will screen for mouth breathing in children and adults, and treat the condition with myofunctional appliances.