Facial Growth Guidance Checklist
What is Epigenetic Dentistry?
Epigenetics is a term that refers to any kind of environmental influence that doesn't allow your genes to fully express themselves. In particular, in dentistry, we look at midface development and how epigenetics negatively affects this area of development during childhood growth. Epigenetics occurs when the environment negatively affect the genetic outcome to a desired gene expression. Basically, your genes don’t get to grow to their full potential because something in your environment has affected the way that you grow.
Environmental factors that affect you negatively in your growth could be allergies from food, pets or even just living in an industrialized society. All those factors make us more likely to be mouth breathers rather than the nasal breathers nature intended. When we breathe through our mouths we don’t get midface or facial development as well as we used to when we were nasal breathers.
Facial growth dentistry is leading edge science. We can help you develop your jaw and face to its full genetic potential with this groundbreaking treatment. With an epigenetic approach, we can eliminate future TMJ and sleep apnea problems. Facial growth dentistry is not just for adults. In teens and pre-teens, we can avoid future jaw and airway problems with an epigenetic approach to orthodontics.