Functional Jaw Orthopaedics

 
 

MALO CLINIC

 

Prevention and Treatment of Jaw Dysfunctions

 
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.
 

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Areas of Practice

 
Monitoring facial growth
 
 
 
Improvement of chewing function
 
Improvement of breathing, posture and sleep
 
Prevention and treatment of temporomandibular disorders
 
Esthetic improvement
 
 
 

Warning signs...

 
There are certain signs of functional imbalances that can be identified in the jaws and teeth. Keep alert if your child shows any of these changes:
 
  • Deep Bite
 
  • Unilateral Crossbite
 
  • Anterior Crossbite
 
  • Open Bite
 
  • Retrognathism
 
  • Severe Crowding
 
  • Prognathism
 
  • Mouth breathing
 
  • Unilateral chewing
 
  • Phonetic difficulties
 
 
 
 

Clinical Cases

 
 
 
 
 

MALO CLINIC FUNCTIONAL JAW ORTHOPAEDICS OF THE JAWS

 

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