What Is Functional Orthodontics? 

Traditional orthodontics focuses on straight teeth. It is based on the idea that genetics cause malocclusions—misalignments between the teeth.  Functional orthodontics—the approach we take at the Institute for Systemic Dentistry—straightens the teeth, too. It also aligns the upper and lower jaws. Functional orthodontics practitioners believe that dental abnormalities are caused by developmental and environmental problems,…