We used to have plenty of room for all our teeth, and anthropological evidence shows no genes for crooked teeth. Our bodies have adapted to the changes in our “industrial” environment since the time between Paleo man and Modern man.
If we change the environment that teeth grow in—in this case, the environment being the mouth—we can also change the way those teeth grow. This philosophy is the basis of Integrative Orthodontics (IO). What are some of the benefits of IO?
Prevention: IO helps to prevent crooked teeth if treatment begins early enough.
Facial Growth: IO provides lifetime benefits by guiding the face shape towards health and aesthetics from the beginning, modifying teeth, appearance, and breathing passages positively.
Health: IO finds the cause of the problem rather than just treating a symptom.
Integrative: All the components of good health are part of IO—tongue and body posture, breathing, eating, sleep, and of course, a strong, beautiful smile.
The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.
*Dr. Tim Rainey and Dr. Donnese Fritsche are general dentists providing orthodontic and pediatric dentistry services.