Wednesday, 14 August 2019
Anterior Open Bite Reopened Approximately One Year Following Orthodontic Treatment Q: Dr. Bob: I have a question for you regarding a statement made by a referring orthodontist regarding a 16 year old female patient. The patient originally underwent orthodontic treatment (completed at age 14) which included palatal expansion, corrected posterior cross bite/crowding and extraction of
Saturday, 04 January 2014
An orthdontist recommended a palatal expansion after myofunctional therapy for an 8 year old.. I explained that the palatal expansion should take place before myo and she felt that myo would go first and the tongue would widen the palate. You said the tongue would not widen that palate at 8 years of age. Can you help me to understand why the tongue is not going to widen it. Is it because of the patient's age? Is there an age at which the tongue will naturally widen a narrow palate?