Dr. Garza is trained in Controlled Arch Orthodontics from LVI. This advanced training allows him to understand how and why the malocclusion (crowding and misalignment) occurred in the first place. That’s right, Dr. Garza looks at physiologic underdevelopment, and simply reverses it. Dr. G doesn’t just straighten the teeth. His technique utilizes Epigenetics, Myofunctional therapy, and growth guidance, all are critical in orthodontics to correct and improve facial beauty while straightening the teeth. We treat the entire system, not just the teeth. Standard orthodontic care is retractive (into the airway) Standard Orthodontics does not respect the Physiologic position which can lead to Obstructive Sleep Apnea, airway compromise, and TMD as well as postural issues. In Japan, Dr. Garza’s technique is the standard of care.
What is Orthodontics?
Straight teeth and a beautiful smile are what all patients want. But think twice, there is more to straightening teeth than you might think. In six planes of space, straightened teeth may not be in harmony with the TMJ (joints) and muscles. Standard Orthodontia that doesn’t respect the TMJ and muscles can create TMJ disorders and/or facial pain, even migraines. Dr. Garza is trained to treat orthodontic patients with respect to the TMJ and muscles (the entire system). Our braces and growth guidance appliances produce a straight, beautiful smile supporting the face, lips, joints, and muscles. Straightening the teeth should be done after proper jaw relation and function is established. Our results generate facial beauty for our patients for a lifetime.
Before treatment Cesar couldn’t open his jaw, he suffered from TMJ disorder with limited opening, migraines and headaches. Dr. Garza was able to provide a treatment plan that addressed all of his symptoms.
What is Myofunctional Therapy?
Myofunctional therapy is also a part of our orthodontic protocol. Myofunctional therapy sets us apart from standard orthodontia. Helping to identify the reason why our teeth became “crowded”(misaligned) in the first place. Myofunctional therapy prevents relapse after braces, which is often overlooked.
Dr. Garza provides orthodontics for children and adults. Growth guidance appliances develop the jaw bone to its full potential. Dr. Garza grows the bone first and then places braces to straighten the teeth. As opposed to standard orthodontics which removes/extracts teeth to make room for straightening. Retraction orthodontia closes the airway and contributes to obstructive sleep apnea. Our orthodontic protocol grows and expands bone improving the airway.
“Dr. Garza is always extremely knowledgeable and lays out a clear easy-to-understand plan with options for achieving and maintaining optimal oral health. He always dicusses why we should do one thing or not do another. His staff is amazing and are fully committed to making the patients experience the best it can be. I highly recommend Dr. Garza.” – Chris P.