Anterior Growth Guidance Appliance: The Facts

 

At The Hills Dental Spa in Austin TX, we want all our patients to stay informed of the most advanced dental technology. If you avidly follow our blog, you might have seen our posts about AGGA and Faceforward Orthodontics.

Just in case you missed it, FaceForward Orthodontics uses what’s referred to as an Anterior Growth Guidance Appliance (AGGA) to stimulate the body’s own growth and repair, shifting your jaw and teeth to a more comfortable, healthier position without the need for additional restorations.

But this sounds like magic! So how does this appliance really work?

How Does It Work?

AGGA might sound like a miracle, but it’s actually quite simple. The Anterior Growth Guidance Appliance is a fixed orthodontic appliance that allows us to change the jaws without surgery. A small, metal plate is placed on the palate. It presses on a nerve, but just barely. This activates natural growth centers in the body to stimulate new bone growth over the nerve in the palate.

This means that AGGA is the least invasive orthodontic option. Unlike traditional, clear braces, or dental surgery, AGGA helps your body work with what is already inside it.

Traditional orthodontics have long focused on moving the teeth within the jaw, whether through exaction, partial removal, or the use of uncomfortable dental restorations. FaceForward Orthodontics, on the other hand, changes the jaw in its entirety, organically making room for your new smile. There is no cutting or pain involved!

What Results Can I Expect?

  • A straighter, more consistent smile.
  • The jaw extends horizontally and opens up the airway, making it easier to breathe.
  • Helps correct overbites and underbites.
  • Healthier jaw dynamics and a lack of pain or stiffness.
  • Improved sleeping conditions

At The Hills Dental Spa in Austin TX, we change smiles and lives with AGGA and FaceForward Orthodontics. Patients from Westlake, Lakeway, and Bee Cave also come to us for general and cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact The Hills Dental Spa:

512-347-0044

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6836 Bee Cave Road, Building 1 Suite 300
Austin, Texas
78746

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“Dr. Kevin Winters and his team at The Hills Dental Spa in Austin, TX truly provide a spa-like experience for their patients. They offer TMJ treatment, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, general dentistry and so much more.

They serve patients in and around the Austin, Texas area including the communities of West Lake Hills, Bee Cave, Lakeway, TX and zip codes 78703, 78704, 78735, 78746,78748 and 78738.

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HOW IT WORKS
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