Archive for July, 2014

Integrating Orthodontic treatment with Physical Therapy.

In the last twelve months I have given presentations to the following: the British School of Osteopathy, the European School of Osteopathy, the Maris Practice, the Osteopathic Childrens Centre, the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy and the London School of Osteopathy.

Physical therapists such as Osteopaths, Chiropractors & Cranial therapists have an important role to play in Functional Orthodontic treatment. This integrated approach results in a better outcome for our patients. However, many parents are unaware of this alternative, more biological approach, and accept traditional orthodontics in the teenage years  involving fixed  braces and sometimes the removal of healthy teeth.

Yet muscle and skeletal imbalances are usually apparent at a much earlier age and so by carrying out correction the crowding of the teeth in the permanent dentition can be reduced or even prevented.

Furthermore, Functional  Orthodontics can correct airway restrictions which can lead to not only snoring but also sleep apnoea in later life. There is also some evidence to show that ADHA has been linked to low oxygen levels. You can find out more by visiting the links on my Blogroll.

I have put together a new lecture – “How do Crowded Teeth Impact on the Airway?” which still covers the subject of orthodontics but with more emphasis laid on the airway.

I am now planning my programme for the coming academic year and would be pleased to give my presentation to any interested groups.

 

 

 

 

July 2, 2014 at 4:51 pm Leave a comment


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