Functional Jaw Orthopaedics (FJO) is a specialty of dental medicine that treats bone, muscle and jaw dysfunctions, teeth alignment and temporomandibular joint problems.
Functional Jaw Orthopaedics is an indispensable therapeutic option for the promotion of oral health, acting in the prevention, interception and treatment of disturbances in the form and function of the masticatory system, in children, adolescents and adults, taking advantage of the natural forces of growth and development, tooth eruption, jaw movements and others.
Sometimes functional orthopedics appliances are used to remove undesirable functional interferences during the physiological growth and development of the masticatory system, acting directly on the neuromuscular system and creating new postural reflexes and a functional and healthy mandibular dynamic.
It is these functional stimuli that will determine the ideal form and function. This form and function will allow the harmonious development of all the structures that are related to breathing, sleep, posture and aesthetics.