- Drs. James and Alex Bronson published an article in the International Journal of Orthodontics in the Spring 2014 edition "Early Treatment with the ALF Functional Appliance."
- Published research from the Sleep Medicine Division of Stanford Medical Center indicating that pediatric obstructive sleep apnea in non-obese children is a disorder of oral-facial growth (Stanford Study).
- Orofacial Myofunctional therapy is NOW being offered at the office.
BRONSON FAMILY DENTISTRY
An Integrative "Whole Body Approach" to General Dentistry
We go BEYOND SMILES to create Beautiful Faces and Healthy Bodies!
Proper dental health care including orthodontic/orthopedic for children, should start as soon as possible. Here at BRONSON FAMILY DENTISTRY we are dedicated to teaching children and adults proper dental hygiene and educating our patients to the benefits of interceptive early treatment, that will help their teeth remain healthy and strong well into adulthood.
For your convenience, we offer General and Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontic Care, Sleep Apnea Oral appliances, Myofunctional Therapy and TMJ Care for both children and adults.
We love to see families walk out of our office with healthy beautiful smiles!
Call (703) 506-9805 or (434) 202-7125 today and make an appointment.
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WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
BEYOND SMILES -
BEAUTIFUL FACES and HEALTHY BODIES
- ALF "STEALTH" ORTHODONTICS
Traditional Orthodontics and Invisalign level and align the teeth with little regard for any underlying cranial strain patterns and are restrictive by design. In Transformational ALF ORTHODONTICS, the ALF appliance encourages Cranial motion, it subtly and slowly creates space and helps to reorient the cranial bones prior to leveling and aligning the teeth. A HOLISTIC APPROACH to Orthodontics.
In the case above, Traditional Orthodontics suggested removal of 4 permanent teeth. 14 months after the ALF was initially placed there is sufficient space to keep all the permanent teeth. As the space was being created the patient explained she could breathe better through her nose. The ALF created motion in the cranial complex allowing for the height of the palate to decrease and the floor of the nose to lower to allow for improved nasal breathing. The advanced light force wire and the omega loops in the design encourage the tongue to actively participate in creating the space and shaping of the palate. In essence, the ALF encourages the muscles, bones, and teeth in the cranial complex to reach their more complete genetic potential.
- INTEGRATIVE "Whole Body Approach" to GENERAL DENTISTRY
With the "ALF: Stealth Braces" we are concerned with removing the cranial restrictions, encouraging the tongue to learn the appropriate "spot" for proper swallowing, encourage nasal breathing, creating the proper form of the palate to accommodate the permanent teeth, and placement of the mandible for temporo-mandibular joint health. As these things happen, we not only see changes in tongue posture, but in body posture, forward head posture, and changes in sleep habits. In the placement of dental restorations, we are equally concerned that the old filling material is removed and disposed of properly (Safe Amalgam Removal Protocol and an Amalgam Separator). We can test the most sensitive patients to make sure that the dental materials used are suitable for their body. (Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing). Although, most of the materials we incorporate are suitable for even the most chemically sensitive patient. View are services tab or call for more information.
SAFE AMALGAM REMOVAL
- OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY
Bone and soft tissue adapt to the forces acting upon it.
- Thumb sucking can often lead to open bites, high palates, poor tongue posture, sleep apnea, and dysfunction of oral-facial development.