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Jackson Dental in Belle Fourche, SD
Functional Orthodontics in Belle Fourche

From Early Intervention to Adult Orthodontics, We Have You Covered

What is functional orthodontics in Belle Fourche? Think of traditional orthodontics taken one significant step further, focusing on more than just straightening teeth.

It’s one thing to wear braces and fix your smile, but there’s more to it than that. Functional orthodontics takes a whole-patient approach to improving your smile, but achieving straight teeth is our secondary goal. You get an added benefit addressing poor myofunctional habits with functional orthodontics for long term retention. Consider this kind of care orthopedic orthodontics focusing on muscle, bones, joints, and upgrading your oral and overall health.

Functional Orthodontics Include

It is important to start with a healthy bite in childhood. That’s why we keep an eye on how your child’s mouth is developing. Our dentists are trained to spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth, even while some baby teeth are present.

You see, earlier discovery means earlier treatment, making it possible to treat malocclusion, the misalignment or incorrect relation between the teeth of the two dental arches when they approach each other as the jaws close, before bones have stopped growing. And that means easier treatment and better, longer-lasting results. Our traditional stainless steel braces are the best choice for youngsters.

For kids who have clear indicators that they need orthodontic intervention, early treatment lets us:

● Guide jaw growth
● Minimize the risk of damage to front teeth
● Correct harmful oral habits
● Improve appearance and self-esteem
● Guide permanent teeth into a more favorable position
● Improve the way lips meet
● Correct speech impediments

If your child sucks her thumb, or if he has not had an orthodontic evaluation, don’t wait! Call us to schedule a consultation today!

Temporary anchorage devices or TADS are mini dental implants that act as a fixed point to help your teeth shift into perfect positioning.

Does your tongue fit in the roof of the mouth? We’d love to meet with you during a consultation and discuss your options for effective adult expansion. Adult expansion can fix your teeth through the comfortable, multidimensional expansion of your upper and lower palate.

You can’t talk about functional orthodontics in Belle Fourche and not talk about Invisalign and clear aligners. Everywhere you look these days, there are advertisements for the more discreet way to straighten your smile. These treatment benefits include faster results, fewer office visits, and a more discreet orthodontic solution.

Did you know that functional orthodontics in Belle Fourche works quite the same with brackets and wires? You can still experience all of the benefits that come with straightening your smile with metal brackets and wires. While this time-tested combination has been a go-to solution for orthodontic patients of all ages, our goal isn’t solely to straighten your teeth. The result is a more balanced bite and myofascial function. You’ll love the way your smile looks and feels.

Sometimes referred to as FJO treatment, functional jaw orthopedics goes beyond simple braces to treat you as a whole from face to teeth to jaws. You’ll get a more balanced bite and facial features with very stable, predictable results that allow you to grow into a smile instead of out of one.

A combination of treatments modalities and physical exercises to target the soft tissues in your mouth and face. You’ll enjoy improved breathing function, optimal tongue position, oral rest posture, proper swallowing and proper chewing. Learn more about Myofunctional Therapy – call today!

You’re all grown up, but you still dream of having a straighter smile. You guessed it! Jackson Dental can help you too. We offer adult orthodontics for TMJ disorder (TMD) treatment, bite alignment, and, yes, cosmetic purposes.

For professionals who wouldn’t dream of being seen with wires on their teeth, we offer Invisalign clear aligners. These wonderfully invisible aligners are elegantly transparent: no one but you knows they are there. But just because they are clear doesn’t mean they don’t work amazingly well. Invisalign is designed to gently and effectively correct flaws in the alignment of your smile, restoring it to its most comfortable and beautiful position. Invisalign is so discreet, it is like wearing contact lenses for your teeth.

To top it all off, Invisalign doesn’t require any lifestyle adjustments. Just eat, brush, floss, as usual. You can even remove your aligners for a special occasion!

So you never heard of early orthodontics and now your teenager needs braces. Don’t feel bad! We can treat teens too! We offer both traditional orthodontics and teen Invisalign, the clear way to straighten teeth. And don’t forget: Straight teeth help teens feel more confident, smile more, and even have better oral hygiene!

You won’t have to worry if surgery is part of your functional orthodontics treatment when you partner with us. We’re with you every step of the way.