Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder: A Mouthful

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder: A Mouthful

What Actually is it? Tongue thrust is one of many common disorders associated with orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD). Orofacial myofunctional disorders contain one or a combination of the following: abnormal thumb, finger, lip and tongue sucking habits; an...
When More is Needed than just Orthodontic Care

When More is Needed than just Orthodontic Care

It seems like a simple formula right? Crooked teeth plus family history equals somebody getting braces. Yet it’s not that simple. Previously, we talked about the different causes of crooked teeth, from genetics, dental accidents, and tongue thrust. Now with the first...
What Dentists Might Be Missing When Identifying Crooked Teeth

What Dentists Might Be Missing When Identifying Crooked Teeth

Beautiful smiles come in all shapes and sizes, yet what causes a smile to go a little crooked? While we may not know exactly what causes it in every situation, there are several causes for crooked teeth. It’s in the Genes One of the biggest factors of whether a smile...

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