Functional Orthodontics

Achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile with our comprehensive functional orthodontic treatments. At Link Dental Excellence, we specialize in addressing both cosmetic and functional dental issues to ensure your smile is not only aesthetically pleasing but also healthy and well-aligned.

Functional Orthodontics

Functional orthodontics is an approach to orthodontic treatment that considers the function of the entire oral and facial structure. It aims to correct dental and skeletal imbalances that can affect your bite, breathing, and overall health. Unlike traditional orthodontics, which primarily focuses on straightening teeth, functional orthodontics addresses the root causes of these imbalances to promote long-term health benefits.

Benefits of Functional Orthodontics

  • Improved Bite Function: Corrects misaligned bites to enhance chewing and speaking.
  • Better Facial Aesthetics: Addresses jaw alignment to improve facial symmetry and aesthetics.
  • Enhanced Airway Health: Helps reduce airway obstructions, potentially alleviating issues like sleep apnea.
  • Prevention of TMJ Disorders: Reduces the risk of temporomandibular joint disorders by ensuring proper jaw alignment.


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Craniomandibular Orthodontics

Craniomandibular orthodontics is a specialized area within functional orthodontics that focuses on the relationship between the skull (cranium) and the jaw (mandible). This approach aims to achieve harmony between the upper and lower jaws, which can have a significant impact on overall health and well-being.

What is Craniomandibular Orthodontics?

Craniomandibular orthodontics involves the use of appliances and techniques to correct imbalances between the cranium and mandible. By addressing these imbalances, we can help improve bite function, reduce pain, and enhance overall facial harmony.

Benefits of Craniomandibular Orthodontics

  • Reduction of Jaw Pain: Helps alleviate pain caused by TMJ disorders.
  • Improved Posture: Proper jaw alignment can lead to better posture and reduce neck and back pain.
  • Enhanced Breathing: Correcting jaw alignment can improve airway function and reduce issues related to obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Holistic Health: Promotes overall well-being by addressing the root causes of dental and skeletal imbalances.

  • What types of orthodontic treatments do you offer?

    We provide a wide range of orthodontic services to meet different needs and preferences, including:

    – Traditional Metal Braces: Durable and efficient, these are the most common type of braces.
    – Ceramic Braces: Made of composite materials, they are less visible than metal braces.
    – Lingual Braces: Attached to the back of the teeth, lingual braces are completely hidden from view.

  • What are the benefits of functional orthodontics?

    The benefits of functional orthodontics include improved bite function, enhanced facial aesthetics, reduced risk of tooth decay and gum disease, prevention of jaw pain and headaches, and long-term oral health improvements.

  • What is interceptive orthodontic treatment?

    Interceptive orthodontic treatment, also known as phase one or early orthodontic treatment, is a proactive approach to orthodontic care aimed at addressing and correcting developing dental and jaw issues in children. This treatment is typically initiated at an early age, often between 6 and 10 years old, to guide the growth of the jaw and the incoming permanent teeth, preventing more severe problems in the future.

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If you have more questions about our orthodontic treatments, please contact our office, and we will be happy to discuss further.


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Link Dental Excellence

10826 Venice Blvd., Ste 101
Culver City, CA, 90232
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