Pediatric Dentofacial Orthopedics and Airway-Friendly Orthodontics

Orthopedic expansion of the maxillary complex allows a greater capacity of oxygen to enter the nasal cavities and permits the tongue/peri-oral muscles to posture/swallow properly. 80% of head size is already evident by age 8; 90” by age 13. Facial orthopedics must be provided before permanent teeth have completed their eruption. There is significant improvement in the … Continue reading Pediatric Dentofacial Orthopedics and Airway-Friendly Orthodontics