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Biobloc Orthotropics in Bernardsville

Bernardsville Dentist Serving Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, and Far Hills, NJ

At Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, we are proud to offer you Biobloc Orthotropics to guide your child’s lower jaw into proper alignment. Using the philosophy of natural growth guidance during three stages of treatment, the Biobloc appliances guide your child’s jaw into the correct posture for a balanced face with maximum airway, a healthy jaw joint position, and a lifetime of better health.

Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb is an experienced practitioner of facial growth guidance, or facial orthotropics. She can discuss the principles of treatment with you and your child during a worry-free consultation.

Hang Expancer

The first stage of treatment is the hang expancer. This appliance is worn 24 hours a day for about four to six months and is only removed for cleaning.

The purpose of the hang expancer is to create room in the upper jaw and allow for its forward growth. During this stage, your child will need to visit our office every four to six weeks to ensure that the appliance fits appropriately and that treatment is progressing as expected.

Biobloc and Hang Retainer

The second stage of treatment is the Biobloc and hang retainer. The Biobloc appliance is worn 24 hours a day. It is only removed for eating and playing sports, when the hang retainer should be used instead. This stage lasts from 12-18 months.

The Biobloc appliance moves your child’s lower jaw forward. During this stage, your child will visit our office every four to six weeks, allowing us to monitor the progress and make adjustments to the appliance as needed to keep the jaw moving into the correct position. During this phase, we will continue to develop correct oral posture, which is “lips together, teeth together, tongue on the roof of your mouth”.

Biobloc Retention

During the final stage of treatment, your child will slowly reduce the amount of time he or she wears Biobloc each day. Eventually, your child will only wear Biobloc at night to keep the jaw in the correct alignment while waiting for his or her permanent teeth to come in. When the permanent teeth have all come in, we will decide if braces are necessary.

To learn more about how Biobloc Orthotropics can correct the alignment of your child’s jaw and promote a balanced facial structure, please contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville today at (908) 888-9858. Our dentist and dental team serves patients from Bernardsville, Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, Far Hills, and surrounding areas in New Jersey.

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I have been going to Dr. Patti since I was young and she is incredible. I still travel in from NYC to visit her and the team every six months. I cant speak more highly of the team’s talent as well as the comfort I feel in their office. Would recommend their practice to anyone and everyone.
Brooke Macy
Brooke Macy
23:10 01 Jun 22
Exceptional Dentist, amazing staff!!
Cardspunk M
Cardspunk M
23:27 25 May 22
I cannot speak highly enough of my experience at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville and Patti Swaintek-Lamb, DMD along with her tremendous staff. I have been to dozens of dentists over the years and hands down this has been my best experience and I loved my last dentist before I moved away. They are a wonderful combination of professional and caring. Great kindness and respect is shown to their patients. It is very welcoming environment. For those who dread the dental visit I recommend this office that works to create a calming and supportive atmosphere. The dental work/care was excellent from beginning to end and I look forward to my next visit.
Lynda Spencer
Lynda Spencer
22:31 21 Apr 22
I immediately get comfortable. Change is not always easy but the transition to Dr. Patti’s office was seamless, it’s as if they knew me already. The skill and knowledge of all is evident throughout the practice, as well as pride for their profession. I look forward to staying on as a patient for a long time! Thank you
Christina Klausner
Christina Klausner
10:52 30 Mar 22
Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb is an excellent dentist, professional and always listens to what is important to YOU. She has the time, expertise and personal touch while caring deeply about your desires and comfort. My husband, myself and 3 children have been using Dr. Patti for over 15 years and recommend her in the highest regard.
Dana Macy
Dana Macy
15:10 24 Mar 22
Dr Patti and her staff create a caring, professional atmosphere. They take adequate time to make repairs needed and fill cavities as painlessly as possible. Nancy Lee McLure
Frank Siwiec
Frank Siwiec
14:08 24 Mar 22
My two sons, 8 and 10, are both receiving orthodontic treatment from Dr. Patti and I’ve been so happy with their progress. She is very thoughtful and thorough with her plans to give them both a healthier smile.
Francesca Calogero
Francesca Calogero
15:33 16 Mar 22
Dr. Patty what can I say..I will not go to another dentist EVER. Dr. Patty and the staff get 10 BIG stars for the never ending patience they had with me over the years. Thankyou 🙂
Marilyn Zakaluzny
Marilyn Zakaluzny
13:14 23 Feb 22
Dr. Patti and her incredible staff perfectly mix professionalism and brilliance with an ability to make patients feel right at home. I have been a patient for almost 10 years and I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. From teeth cleanings to more invasive procedures, Dr. Patti's team is unmatched. Lately I have been treating for my sleep apnea. I can say without exaggeration that the device Dr. Patti prescribed and developed for me changed my life. I went from fitful nights of frequently-interrupted sleep all while snoring like a jackal, to sleeping through the night without making a sound. My wife may be happier at this development than I am. In short, whatever your dental/sleep needs, look no further than Aesthetic Dentistry.
Anthony Martine
Anthony Martine
16:47 04 Feb 22
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