Sunday, 15 December 2019
Q: Dr. Mason, as an orthodontist, what do you feel is the best sequence to approach a client with airway issues, an incorrect resting posture of the tongue, and an open bite? A: The sequence is to identify and resolve the airway issues first and to establish and stabilize an appropriate tongue rest posture. Following
Saturday, 16 June 2012
As the above-mentioned article explains, there is a difference between an anterior interdental rest posture of the tongue, and a thrust. Thrusting itself is now viewed as an adaptation to rather than a cause of malocclusion while an anterior rest posture has a strong link to the development of maintenance of some malocclusions.
Thursday, 01 December 2011
Surgeons tend to look at the anatomy and then predict what problems are the result of what they see, rather than actually measuring airflow, as is done in most cleft palate clinics. The anatomy is not a good guide to predict the physiology involved...