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Sparkle Dental | 12/12/2015

Sippy cups are designed as a no-mess option to be used in the transition between breastfeeding and using open cups.  

However, compared to open cup sipping, sippy cups promote unnatural tongue placement and swallowing patterns.  This can lead to improper jaw and airway development and future orthodontic problems with extended use.

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Sparkle Dental | 14/09/2014

Functional Jaw Orthopaedics (FJO) treats orthodontic problems earlier, and is usually aimed at making more room for teeth to fit in, resulting in broader smiles.  This is in contrast with traditional orthodontics which treats later, with more extractions of teeth and often narrower smiles.   

There is increasing recognition of the health related benefits linked to correctly positioned jaws and Functional Jaw Orthopaedics, and FJO is being offered by an increasing number of practitioners around the world.

This post by Dr Shereen Lim based on an interview with Dr Derek Mahony, a world leader in Functional Jaw Orthopaedics highlights the philosophy of early treatment with Functional Jaw Orthopaedics.

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