What is Orthotropics?
Orthotropics is a form of Dentofacial Orthopaedics that is based on early treatment. It works by guiding and developing the growth of the muscles, teeth and bone into the ideal shape and their relationship with each other in a non-surgical, non-extraction way, creating stable bites using postural changes. This treatment focuses on creating space to accommodate all the adult teeth, alleviate crowding and produce a more balanced facial profile.
Orthotropic treatment may not only create a full profile and a wide natural smile, a more open airway (addressing breathing problems such as asthma, mouth breathing, snoring and sleep apnoea) but also promotes the healthy positioning of the jaw joints (TMJs).