Useful and Interesting Web Links
Here are some web links that you may find interesting:
Damon braces are based of the same philosophy that goes beyond achieving straighter teeth. It takes facial balance into consideration and produces naturally fuller and wider smiles. There is a clear option available to deliver a more discrete alternative, and also help overcome some of the limitations of the Invisalign clear aligner system.
Myobrace is just one part of our tool box for treating children with crooked teeth early. It relies heavily on patient compliance for success and there may be other more reliable options available depending on the stage of dental and facial development. The website does contain excellent information and videos on the important role of normalizing muscle function in normalizing facial and dental development.
Orofacial Myology is a complimentary field that is concerned identifying and treating abnormal muscle posture, function and habits that may disrupt normal facial and dental development. It is a relatively new field but evidence demonstrates that it is critical to good long term stability of orthodontic results.
Airway centric orthodontics is a term coined by American Orthodontist Dr Bill Hang who speaks about the role of orthodontics in general health in this video on Orthodontists and the New Health Care Paradigm.
There is an increasing prevalence of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and most cases of snoring will ultimately progress into OSA over time.
Most cases of OSA result from structural narrowing of the airway. He promotes orthondontics that primarily focuses on the correct position of the jaws in the face to prevent OSA and promote health and longevity.