Dr. Calkins is certified in a full range of state-of-the-art orthodontic treatments that not only improve the aesthetics of your smile, but improve your quality of sleep and overall health. She uses a full range of orthodontic systems to deliver the best orthodontic care.
Dr. Calkins provides a comprehensive TMJ exam, using advanced imaging to create three-dimensional perspective of the joints through MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), the gold standard in medicine for imaging, to see the soft tissue and bones of the face and can explain recommended treatment options.
Orofacial myofunctional therapy involves identifying and eliminating the harmful habits or disorders that involve the muscles of the tongue, cheek, lips and the position of the jaw. Orofacial myofunctional therapy corrects the oral posture of the muscles of the face and can be used to correct the behavior patterns caused by finger-sucking of thumb-sucking.
Early intervention with craniofacial orthopedics leads to improved treatment outcomes in facial harmony, airway openness and coordination of the bite by changing the shape, size and relationship of the bones in the jaw and face. Dr. Calkins has extensive knowledge of craniofacial growth—essential to successful treatment.