Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN
What comes to mind when you think about orthodontics? You might conjure images of braces or even clear plastic aligners that are used to straighten teeth. The reality is that, as dental science has evolved, orthodontics can be used to treat much more than crooked teeth. The ControlledArch® Treatment System represents one of the latest advances in orthodontics, and your Nashville dentist Dr. Brian Devine is proud to now offer this treatment system at Devine Dentistry.
Yes, ControlledArch® can give you straighter teeth, but the possible treatment applications go so far beyond that. Read on to learn more about the ControlledArch® Treatment System, now offered in Nashville, and its potential advantages for patients of all ages.
ControlledArch® can achieve any of the following beneficial outcomes
Facial and jaw development: A growing school of thought in dentistry emphasizes the importance of proper facial and jaw growth. If growth occurs as intended by nature, a person will develop wider dental arches, meaning there is more room in the mouth to accommodate the tongue and to straighten teeth should the need arise. The facial structure will appear fuller, and more balanced, making for a more aesthetically pleasing facial profile. Proper facial and jaw development also encourage a wider airway that decreases the risk of a sleep breathing disorder such as sleep apnea.
TMJ disorder: Did you know that teenagers are more likely to develop temporomandibular joint disorder than any other age group? This disorder occurs when there is some sort of disruption in the normal function of the temporomandibular joint, which connects your jaw joint to your skull. The symptoms of TMJ disorder can be widespread, but this ailment often causes sufferers some form of pain—usually severe enough to be debilitating, and impede your ability to function on a daily basis. The combined work of the archwires and large lingual arches used in the ControlledArch® system applies gentle pressure to the upper and lower jaws, guiding them forward and alleviating any potential stress that is being exerted on the temporomandibular joint. Having ControlledArch® treatment to address other issues also can lower your risk of developing TMJ disorder or sleep apnea.
Learn about the benefits of ControlledArch®
Minimally invasive: ControlledArch® stimulates jawbone growth, which encourages wider jaws and more spacing for teeth to be straightened. While orthodontics may still be necessary, ControlledArch often decreases the amount of time spent receiving orthodontic treatment and doesn’t require the need for extractions prior to treatment, which often is the case for orthodontics alone.
Works with your body’s natural processes: ControlledArch® encourages your facial structure and jaws to develop in accordance with the natural genetic intent. This natural genetic intention often can be disrupted by environmental and behavioral factors, such as developing the habit of breathing through the mouth.
Fast acting: ControlledArch® works quicker than other means of orthodontic treatment. Each patient has their own experience with the treatment system but, generally speaking, a person who uses ControlledArch® uses the system for approximately 30 percent less time than other methods of treatment such as braces.
ControlledArch® Orthodontics in Nashville
Not every dentist is qualified to offer the ControlledArch® Treatment System. Dr. Brian Devine has completed the required training to offer this treatment to patients wanting straighter teeth in Nashville. This is just the latest example of his commitment to continuing education in order to provide his patients with the highest level of care.
Are you ready to find out if ControlledArch® is right for you? Schedule your consultation with Devine Dentistry today by calling (615) 269-4209.
Devine Dentistry serves patients in the areas of Belle Meade, Green Hills, and Nashville in Tennessee.