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Victor P. Avis D.D.S. 15 St. Pauls Avenue Staten Island, New York 10301 (718) 816-5200


 

 

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Dr. Victor P. Avis, D.D.S.

15 St. Pauls Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10301

718-816-5200
fax: 718-228-7744
 

 

Office Hours
Monday - Wednesday
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00am - 1:00 pm
Closed
Friday and Sunday

 

 
 
 
 
 
Orthodontics vs Orthotropics

 

 

 

         Orthotropics is a wellness strategy that enables children to develop straight teeth and good dental and jaw alignment. However, equally important, the orthotropic approach also improves facial appearance and positively impacts a child’s health through airway development and better posture. Ideally active orthotropic treatment begins between the ages 6-8 and finishes long before most traditional orthodontic treatment would even begin. It addresses the underlying causes of bad bites and misaligned teeth utilizing removable dental appliances as opposed to braces. If begun at the ideal age, Orthotropics negates the need for the extraction of adult teeth or jaw surgery and minimizes or completely eliminates the need for fixed braces during adolescence.

 

 
 
 
 Orthodontics is primarily concerned with the creation of well-aligned, attractive teeth. Both children and adults can successfully improve dental aesthetic and functional challenges with orthodontic care. Utilizing fixed braces and beginning typically after all adult teeth are erupted, age 11-13, orthodontic treatment does not manage the underlying causes of malocclusion and thus after active treatment, long term wear of retainers is necessary to prevent relapse. In addition without adjunctive jaw surgery, orthodontics has minimal impact on facial appearance and long term general health.