Monday, May 20, 2019

Facial development

A child’s facial development is evolves downward and forward. Traditional orthodontics which is still taught in most programs solves a patient’s crowding problem by extracting teeth. With the additional space from the removed teeth, the remaining teeth in the upper or lower jaws are brought together to fix the crowding, but also has the unfortunate side-effect of constricting the upper or lower jaws. Case studies have shown that constricting the jaws during a child’s development will have adverse effects on how they bite together, Temporo-mandibular joint(TMJ), airway, and facial profile.  Call us for a consult with Dr. Keri Do at Manoa Dental, and she can evaluate how it will work best for your child.

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