West Kelowna dentist Dr. Shauna Palmer believes finding physiologic orthodontics should be simple, easy, and clear. She has been practicing physiologic dentistry for over 21 years.
Dr. Palmer has expertise in balancing the teeth, jaw muscles, jaw joints, facial structure, and body posture & aesthetics or cosmetics in all dental treatments, and especially when creating dental braces for her patients.
Through computerized tomography imaging and the use of other diagnostic technologies, Dr. Palmer can assess the shape, position, and health of your cranial, facial and jaw structures.
Problems she looks for are things such as an underdeveloped upper jaw, or an underdeveloped bottom jaw, or a bottom jaw that is overgrown (underbites and overbites), jaws that are too narrow or jaw joints that are compressed or damaged.
Physiologic orthodontic therapy
enables her to remodel the top jaw to the proper size and then she can get the bottom jaw into a relaxed physiologic bite position.
With orthopedic treatment, Dr. Palmer can correct the size, shape, and position of the jaws for optimal TMJ, airway, cervical posture, facial beauty and leave plenty of room for beautifully straight teeth.
Once she has a thorough analysis of your jaw position, your jaw movement and the teeth straightening you require, she can create dental braces that are compatible with maintaining the correct position of your jaws and teeth in relation to each other.
When it comes to dental braces, Dr. Palmer’s motto is, “We don’t just straighten your teeth. We have a holistic and comprehensive understanding of your jaw, teeth, facial and cranial structures before the braces are created.”
This gives her the ability to ensure that once your teeth have been straightened, you don’t experience new problems with bite and jaw alignment.