Space-creating Minimally Invasive (SCMI) Orthodontics
We believe that bad oral and breathing habits during childhood can result in poor development of the upper and lower jaw structure. This manifests typically as a collapsed jaw space, wrong teeth biting position and crooked teeth. The conventional approach to that is to extract teeth to create space, and align the remaining teeth. Unfortunately, this moves the teeth inwards, encroaching on tongue space. It may affect a person's facial profile or constrict and compromise their airway. Instead, we adopt minimally invasive orthodontics (MIO), and use jaw expansion methods to create space in the mouth to align teeth and improve the airway. If you are interested in correcting your crooked bite, and at the same time are concerned about how your facial appearance and profile can be affected, do talk to our dentists.