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Biobloc Orthotropics in Bernardsville

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

At Proud to Smile Dentistry, 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 Proud to Smile Dentistry 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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As always, the staff was warm and welcoming and Dr. Patti listened thoughtfully to all of my concerns and was able to address right on the spot!! She does BEAUTIFUL work!!
Janine Rose
Janine Rose
13:03 10 Nov 22
Thank you for a great job
Eddie Comanche
Eddie Comanche
11:27 10 Nov 22
After a thorough, painfree cleaning by the dental hygienist (Karima), Dr. Patti repaired a molar for me. The injection and filling were painless and she explained everything throughout the process. The entire staff is professional and friendly. Best ever dental experience for someone with dental anxiety.The office very recently underwent renovation and it’s gorgeous.
Doris White
Doris White
02:07 10 Nov 22
A warm and welcoming office . Very professional with the latest technology and knowledge. Always a pleasure.
Diane Quinn
Diane Quinn
23:45 08 Nov 22
The best cleaning I ever had! Very friendly, professional, and courteous. I would highly recommend to anyone!!!
The Rods
The Rods
23:06 19 Oct 22
As someone with a large fear of dentists there is a reason I’ve been coming here for over a decade. The greatest staff, the cleanest and nicest environment, I could go on forever! Just go 🙂
Ashlyn Nicole
Ashlyn Nicole
22:26 19 Oct 22
I always love going to see Dr. Patty and her team. I even met an intern, Paul who is looking to attend Dental School. What a great job giving this young man experience.
Lisa Florio
Lisa Florio
19:58 13 Oct 22
Dr. Patti and her staff are the best. She is very skillful and knowledgeable. She spends time to explain what needs to be done and to answer all questions. She is also a perfectionist who will take as much time as is needed to get the best results for her patients. Her office is state of the art and the staff is also knowledgeable and courteous.
Malinee Sastrasinh
Malinee Sastrasinh
22:59 29 Sep 22
you provide the best dental care in NJ! Thank you!
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susan palmer
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