Malocclusions of all varieties (crooked teeth, “buck teeth, deep bites etc.) are but one symptom of unfavourable facial growth. Unfavourable facial growth occurs when the patient’s resting tongue posture is altered usually secondary to airway issues.
Unfavourable facial growth (usually excessively vertical growth) continues and become more obvious as the child gets older. The child who is cute at age 5 is often not so cute at age 10. Traditional Orthodontics focuses on treating the symptom (crooked teeth etc.) and ignores the cause of the problem (altered Resting Tongue Posture).
Unless the Rest Oral Posture is corrected the straight teeth will not stay straight and unfavourable changes will occur throughout life. These unfavourable facial changes have aesthetic as well as functional issues since the patient’s airway can be compromised with lack of proper forward growth of the face.