Large skeletal changes can be made
without surgery. People that have a large overjet, overbite,
underbite or jaw pain and headaches (TMD or TMJ), they can
be successfully treated with
orthopedics and orthodontics rather than orthodontics and
surgery. The Truax Corrector appliances will correct the gross
dental and skeletal discrepancies in children and adults.
These removable functional appliances will also change the
tempromandibular joint relationship so a dysfunctional joint
(TMD or TMJ) seldom needs surgery. Orthodontic brackets are
placed to detail the occlusion.
Since Truax Corrector Appliances were
developed in 1993, all of our growing and most of our non-growing
Class II, Class III, and TMD/TMJ patients have been successfully
treated without orthognathic, distraction, or joint surgery.
Examples of Truax Applicances:
- Can be used in the deciduous,
mixed, or permanent dentition.
- Necessary sagittal and transverse
changes can be made in each arch while antero-posterior
relationships are corrected.
- When properly informed, patients
and parents would rather cooperate placing esthetic, secure
removable appliances rather than tipping teeth over supporting
bone or surgery.
- The treatment of all types of
developing and adult malocclusions including tooth guidance,
interceptive treatment, and treatment timing for children
will be discussed and documented.