Why early orthodontic intervention in children is imperative

Cork dentist Dr Tony O’Connor explains why early orthodontic intervention is imperative in tackling a range of developmental problems among children

Dental healthcare professionals are encouraged to assess orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) in their patients. Interest in myofunctional therapy by sleep experts is compelling dental healthcare professionals to revisit the evaluation of myofunctional disorders. Many dental practices pay little attention to OMD and the role they play in craniofacial growth, airway and overall general health.

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Dr Weston A.Price in his famous book "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration". Dr Price was an American Dentist from Cleveland, Ohio.He travelled, accompanied by his wife, in the 1930's all around the world visiting the most remote areas of both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. On his travels to these remote areas he recorded amongst the people living there : Number of Dental cavities, Size of Dental arches and General health ( especially presence or absence of Chronic Diseases such as TB and Arthritis). His book is a Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets and Their Effects.

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O'Connor Dental Health is the first Dental Practice in the country to link these destructive oral habits, particularly Mouth Breathing and Low Tongue Posture, to many of the associated and avoidable health problems. We offer a comprehensive strategy to correct these habits, thereby enhancing the health of the individual.