Biobloc Orthotropics®

Conventional orthodontic treatment straightens your teeth. Biobloc addresses your jaw. 

Some people may benefit from orthodontic treatment alone. There are those, however, who experience a facial transformation through the forward growth of the jaw. Biobloc Orthotropics® is a system designed by John Mew to encourage forward growth of the face. What we often see with this treatment is healthier jaw joints, a larger airway, and a broad smile to the corners of the mouth. 

Bio block vs. Braces: A Testimonial That Reveals All.

What Is Biobloc Orthotropics - Calgary, AB
Watch as this young patient explains how his overbite was fixed for good with the use of Bio Block. He is the proud owner of a great smile and no longer has to suffer from gum infections.

Definitely bio block. Bio block is a lot faster and better results, because I have had friend who have had braces and they have had braces for like 4 years and my teeth are still better and like I had mine for 7 months. I didn’t smile very much because my teeth were like – they were really messed up and when I did mile I would just like smile without teeth kind of like just with my lips, now I like play hockey all the time so I don’t have to smile but when I am at – when I am actually smiling I’ll get like great smile or something like that and thank you! That is true – he did use to hide his smile even in family pictures you could tell he was hiding his teeth. It was amazing how quickly it worked because he followed protocol like he did so I needed up having to do exactly what I wanted to do – push your front teeth forward like to your jaw right and that is why my jaw is the- is not an under bite now yes it is definitely very effective. Another benefit is I used to have infected gums all the time because my teeth were very messed up so now that I have straight teeth my gums have straightened out as well so that is definitely a blessing I guess you could say for not having bleeding gums all the time whenever I brush my teeth so that motivates me a lot to brush my teeth as well. And definitely worth all the gum cleanses and it was not even like long term suffering. You suffer and it is over and now you have a perfect smile and straight jaw and stuff right. Yeah it is really good of my anyways.

The origins of the word “Orthodontic”stem from the Greek words “straight” and “teeth”. To date, the purpose of orthodontic treatment is to do just that; straighten the teeth. This is typically accomplished with brackets and wires of metal or tooth-colored material.  

Orthotropics treatment is focused on how your teeth are positioned relative to your face. This process, developed in the 1950s has a completely different philosophy. Dr. Mew believed that misaligned teeth were the result of poor oral posture, not genetics. His theory is that poor oral posture reduces the growth potential of the upper jaw, which tends to then be more narrow and set back. Similarly, the lower jaw also grows downwards and towards the neck, rather than forward and upward. 

The intent of orthotropic treatment is to encourage proper growth in the jaw. Naturally, one would surmise that Biobloc Orthotropics® are most effective in younger patients whose jaws are still developing. The treatment is suitable for patients as young as three, and should be started no later than the age of 10.

Healthier jaw joints and wider airways

There was a time when we believed that what mattered was accomplishing ideal alignment between teeth. As we learned more about orthotropic treatment, we discovered our initial thoughts were limited. We now understand that the movement of teeth naturally affects the positioning of the jaw, facial balance, and even the airway. Many of the results of Biobloc Orthotropics® are felt, not seen. It is these effects, however, that we at Living Wellness Dental Northland find most exciting.

Orthotropic procedures: what they are, and how you can benefit

Orthotropic procedures: what they are, and how you can benefit
Orthotropic procedures are ideal for very young candidates who face difficulties due to bad oral posture such as sleep apnea, earaches, and headaches, breathing through the mouth. Dr. Robertson and Dr. Redd explains what these procedures are and how you can benefit from them

What you should know about orthotropic procedures. Orthotropic is used to correct the oral posture that causes the face (teeth) to deviate from the intended growth pattern. Posture of orthotropic – Orthotropic treatment is focused on how your teeth are positioned relative to your face. The procedure aims to achieve forward jaw development, expanded airways, and a broadened smile. Orthotropic treatment consist of guiding facial growth naturally though muscle strengthening exercises, posture improvement, and non-intrusive, discrete orthotropic appliances. The best age for orthotropic is when the children are under the age of 10 but treatment is possible at any age. Orthotropic may assist with the following disorders: – mouth breathing  – snoring  – headaches – grinding and clenching teeth – chronic earaches – sleep apnea  – jaw joint problems – Sinusitis –Lasting results of orthotropic for many patients the results of Orthotropic benefit them for a lifetime, allowing them to enjoy the proper jaw posture, improved airways and an attractive smile. Doctor is passionate about educating his clients as a complement to compassionate, personalized dental care. He provides biologically compatible treatments to promote health for the whole body. Dr. James Redd – Dr. Redd believes in proactive dental care. It is his goal that each patient has positive dental experiences under his care. His commitment is to “always recommended the best solution, but recognized that there are many elements that can impact the timing of treatment. Dr. Redd has been a long time IAOMT learn more about how Orthotropics or any other services provided by Living Wellness Dental can benefit you or your loved ones, visit our website at

Forward development and the jaw

One young lady featured in a video of ours, Sydney, was unhappy with the look of her teeth. She also had experienced clicking in her jaw and severe pain in the joints that spread around her ears. These symptoms had been ongoing since she was a child. After we explained the details and benefits of the Biobloc Orthotropics® procedure, she agreed to undergo treatment. After a series of appointments and adhering to a client-specific treatment plan based upon findings from our clinical experience, Sydney was able to reach her desired health-related and aesthetic outcomes from treatment. 

Forward development and the airway

Biobloc Orthotropics®, in its ability to promote forward growth rather than the opposite, gives the airway more room to expand as needed. Downward growth of the jaw, in contrast, leads to restriction. The evidence we have seen in before-and-after images of our own patients solidifies the benefit of Biobloc Orthotropics® on the airway. 

A broad smile that is complete to the corners of the mouth

When we smile, what others should see is our teeth, not our gums and more. If you are to take mental note of a person with an attractive smile, you will notice that they smile broadly, and that their entire face is in harmony. Often, a strong chin is a part of this attractive smile. This is all a part of optimal jaw development. 

Just as our body’s change, so do our mouths. Teeth grow and shift. These changes may either promote attractiveness in the smile, or inhibit it. There are several ways to promote beauty in the smile itself, but we are convinced that Biobloc Orthotropics® is the optimal treatment for creating facial harmony, comfort, and health. 

Orthotropics makes room for teeth, reducing the need for future extractions.  

The orthodontic approach, which is concerned primarily with straightening the teeth, may include the extraction of permanent teeth before braces are applied. Why? Because the jaw is often not developed enough to allow optimal growth of larger permanent teeth. Biobloc Orthotropics® is designed to improve the entire jaw in addition to straightening the teeth. 

The initial phase of treatment is focused on jaw expansion. We call this the Expansion phase; the time during which clients wear a removable “expander” appliance that promotes forward growth of the upper jaw. When the jaw is properly expanded, teeth are given the room needed to grow into their proper positioning. Following the Expansion phase, clients’ progress to wearing the Biobloc appliance, which promotes the forward growth of the lower jaw to meet the upper, further promoting healthy alignment. 

Some clients may undergo orthodontic treatment to perfect their smile, although this is often not necessary.

Biobloc Orthotropics® may be new to you. To learn more, watch our videos and then contact our office for more information and for a consultation for you or your loved ones! 

Living Wellness Dental Northland
Dr. Spencer DeSanti and Dr. Redd

Dentists - Living Wellness Dental Northland

Living Wellness Dental Northland provides patients with dental services from a biological approach designed to empower them with knowledge that will help them optimize their oral health. Quality treatments are tailored according to each client’s sensitivities and enable them to take control of their own health and wellness. Our highly skilled team of dentists, Dr.Spencer DeSanti and Dr. James Redd boast over 40 years of combined dental experience and are supported by the latest in technology in addition to unique training and certification in biocompatible dentistry, the hallmark of Living Wellness Dental Northland services. Our clients benefit from the natural approach to dentistry which yields high quality holistic services for clients of all demographics.

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