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Why Do Orthodontists Prefer Flat Faces?

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Research suggests that the public prefer forward growing faces with good cheek bones, but surprisingly Orthodontists appear to prefer flatter faces and retruded cheek bones. Peck and Peck (1970) studded the X-rays of good looking film stars and found that “The general public admires a fuller, more protrusive dento-facial pattern than customary standards” (of Orthodontics). […]

Craniofacial Dystrophy – Changing Faces, Curing Malocclusion and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

DentaNet Symposium 2019 – 1st and 2nd February 2019, Denmark Dr. Mike Mew Craniofacial Dystrophy – Changing Faces, Curing Malocclusion and Obstructive Sleep Apnea More info here: Saturday Morning Changing faces, and with this curing malocclusion and associated symptoms like OSA (obstructive sleep apnea), will give a better start in life for children and a […]

0.9 The long term consequences of treatment

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see YouTube video here I have already mentioned some of the consequences of orthodontic treatment such as facial damage and root resorption but there are other longer-term risks such as re-crowding and some such as gum damage which have only recently been recognised. Because patients prefer to avoid extractions Orthodontists currently go to great effort […]

1.0 Malocclusion – Is it genetic?

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see YouTube video The subject has been debated since the times of the ancient Greeks and often generates more emotion than logic. I am constantly amazed that so many orthodontists are prepared to provide treatment without a clear understanding of what has caused the particular problem they are facing. To fail to do so, risks […]

0.8 TMJ Dysplasia – What is the cause and cure?

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see YouTube video here Many clinicians from different disciplines offer explanations and cures for TMJ and it is widely assumed that there is no ‘One Size Fits All Treatment Guarantee’. However when part of the body goes wrong there is usually only one direct cause, although by coincidence two or possibly three causes could occur […]

0.6 Jaw surgery – Is it becoming more frequent?

See YouTube video here   Estimates of the number of British children and young adults receiving orthognathic surgery have varied widely over the last twenty years. Previously it was thought to be less than 1000 a year but in 1999 a survey suggested that 7% of a consultant Orthodontist’s workload was related to Orthognathic treatment. […]

0.4 The Tongue – What part does it play?

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see YouTube video here The Tongue: What Part does it Play? It is hard to comprehend the full difference between the correct and incorrect action/posture of the tongue. The teeth are resistant to short-term force during biting or swallowing but they are very sensitive to light long-term force/posture, including the touch of the tongue. If […]