Biobloc Orthotropic Treatment

to correct the improper oral posture causing the problem

Biobloc Orthotropic Treatment

Why Biobloc Orthotropic Treatment is needed

Malocclusions of all varieties (crooked teeth, “buck teeth, deep bites etc.) are but one symptom of unfavourable facial growth. Unfavourable facial growth occurs when the patient’s resting tongue posture is altered usually secondary to airway issues.


Unfavourable facial growth (usually excessively vertical growth) continues and become more obvious as the child gets older. The child who is cute at age 5 is often not so cute at age 10. Traditional Orthodontics focuses on treating the symptom (crooked teeth etc.) and ignores the cause of the problem (altered Resting Tongue Posture).

Unless the Rest Oral Posture is corrected the straight teeth will not stay straight and unfavourable changes will occur throughout life. These unfavourable facial changes have aesthetic as well as functional issues since the patient’s airway can be compromised with lack of proper forward growth of the face.

What is Proper Rest Oral Posture?

Proper Rest Oral Posture is present when:

  • The teeth are together or very slightly apart
  • The Tongue is to the Palate with the tip behind the front teeth and
  • The Lips are together without strain.

The Goal:

The goal of Biobloc Orthotropic treatment is to correct the improper oral posture causing the problem and to the degree possible (especially depending on the age) improve the facial balance to be as close as possible to the genetic plan for the individual plan.


Biobloc Orthotropics seeks to create an environment for the tongue that is compatible with proper rest oral posture and to develop both jaws forward.


Essentially, Biobloc Orthotropics is a Growth Guidance System that alters an unfavourable facial growth pattern to a more positive one.

What the Treatment involves:

Biobloc Treatment involves the use of Acrylic Appliances, that firstly develop the Jaws to their correct size and shape, followed by the Biobloc appliance itself (also Acrylic). This appliance actually “Trains” the child to posture their Lower Jaw Forward, while all the rest of the Cranial Bones adapt to this new position.

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It must be pointed-out that this treatment is difficult, it requires a firm commitment from both child and Parents. Since treatment may begin around 8 years of age and that the child will require regular monitoring until all the Growth of the Face is near completion (approx 12/13 years) this treatment may not be for everyone.


However patients who comply and stay the course can expect some profound Facial Changes, more balanced Jaw Joints, together with other health benefits.

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  • review rating 5  O'Connor Dental Health clinic is unlike any dentists that I have been to before. It is a warm, welcoming environment where the needs of the patients are put first at all times. This atmosphere is created by an excellent staff. Tony and Bridget are very passionate about the work that they do. They are approaching dentistry and Myofunctional Therapy in a holistic, modern manner which allows them to achieve results that have far reaching effects on the health of their clients. There is always warm welcome from Emily for the patients also. The work that is being carried out in the clinic is ahead of its time, more and more research is showing that oral health has far reaching implications for people's overall health and well being. Many dentists may work to help fix problems with your teeth but few if any in this country are approaching dentistry in such an broad,enlightened manner as Tony O Connor. The combination of Tony's dental work with Bridget working on Myofunctional Therapy is literally changing lives. Thanks for all your help.

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  • review rating 5  have not had the chance to visit yet but I cannot wait to make an appointment! the website is amazing. I have had a fear of dentists all of my life but I am so reassured with this fantastic place.

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  • review rating 5  Difficult work carried out in a most diligent and professional manner. Lovely caring and relaxed atmosphere with both Tony and staff. Never any fears or worries attending for check up or treatment.

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  • review rating 5  To begin with I was in my mid 20's when I began my treatment and my mouth was extremely crowded with crooked teeth. I had sought much information from different clinics via phone calls and they all told me, without even seeing me, that I would have to have teeth removed regardless. All except Tony. When he looked at my teeth, he told me that it might be difficult, but he would try to save these teeth, which is what he ended up doing. Not only are my teeth now straight but, thanks to the advice I received from Bridget, I also learned that I had to control my tongue in order to keep the result, she set out a series of exercises which strengthened my tongue and general well-being by consequence. The clinic had a very homely atmosphere and a calm waiting room. I am extremely pleased with the result and would strongly urge anyone who may be even thinking about orthodontics to at the very least to seek a consultation, after which I am sure it will be obvious that this is the best course of treatment available.

    thumb Michael Ireland Ireland
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  • review rating 5  My child had problems sleeping, eating properly, and breathing, and at a last attempt of hope, I went to Tony and Bridget, their new approach is amazing, and they truly helped my child, thank you

    thumb Catherine Berry
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My experience in the O Connor dental health was pleasent.As a person who is nervous about visiting the dentist i felt very relaxed both in the waiting room and on the chair.Over the years i have attended a few different dentists and this has been the one practice where i felt relaxed and at ease due to the care of the staff. Before my procedures it was explained to me by the staff what to expect and i found this helped put me at ease. For any one who is nervous of visiting the dentists i would strongly recommend this practice.



My daughter needed orthodontic treatment. Tony did a very comprehensive plan for my daughter and went through it with me and my daughter in great detail before he began the treatment. We knew how long it was going to take and what exactly was involved. What I liked about Tony was, he was so enthusiastic himself about the treatment and took great pride in getting it right, tweaking a bit here and there to make sure he got the best result. He explained everything to my daughter and encouraged her through the treatment. Tony does not just look at the teeth but also the shape of her mouth and the overall look. I would highly recommend Tony and his team, he is a genuine, passionate and meticulous about his work and a very nice person as well. My daughter has a lovely smile and my younger daughter can't wait to start her treatment as she sees the fantastic results of Tony's work and can't wait to have the same fantastic smile.



Why Choose O’Connor Dental Health

Friendly, Family Atmosphere

At O'Connor Dental Health we aim to provide a relaxed family atmosphere that is enjoyable for all ages.

Unique Range of Services

We offer a wide range of treatments, including early intervention for children, orthodontics for teens and adults and a multitude of general dental services

Locally Based in Ballincollig, Cork

Our state of the art clinic is located in Ballincollig, Cork. We have ample parking available, comfortable waiting room and a multitude of nearby shops and amenities.

Fantastic Track Record

Our Reputation speaks for itself, we have the highest number of positive reviews in the area, and always ensure that our patients leave happy with the service and treatment where possible.

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