FORWARDONTICS

 

Is a descriptive term for the general public and includes all treatments that focus on forward development of teeth and jaws in both children and adults. Forwardontics, in contrast to the remainder of orthodontics, focuses on the face and the causes of malocclusion. It is most often practiced by dentists who, having seen the disappointing results of standard orthodontics (cases of facial damage, airway restricting, pain, lack of long-term alignment stability, and so on), have embraced this therapy as a viable alternative.

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The GOPex Program

 

The GOPex program, Good Oral Posture exercises is a regimen that can help guide children to acquire the habits that will foster excellent facial and jaw development and in tern allowing them to achieve their full genetic potential with large attractive jaws, healthy airway and a full (including Wisdom teeth) set of 32 straight and stable adult teeth.

 
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Consultation

 

Dr. Sandra Kahn D.D.D.S., M.S.D. is a graduate from the National University of Mexico (UNAM) and the University of the Pacifc School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. She began her work in orthodontics with a specialty in physical anthropology at the University of California in Berkeley focusing her studies on human craniofacial growth and development.

 
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What is the Vacuum Activator?

 

The Vacuum Activator is a device created to promote nasal breathing and correct resting oral posture caused by chronic oral breathing in children and adults.

 
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Forwardontics and orthopedics: The critical differences

 
Patients often confuse Forwardontics and dental orthopedics, in part because both emphasize early treatment, but the differences between the two techniques are significant, as are their treatment results. For example, expanding devices for the upper jaw in orthopedics and Forwardontics look similar, but the effects are quite different. Forwardontic expansion is typically more effective and more stable over the long term because of the growth-guiding and behavior modification component of Forwardontics.
 
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How does Forwardontics work?

 

Forwardontics is designed to prevent malocclusion by guiding growth from an early age, restoring the patterns of chewing pressures and resting posture impacts on muscles and bone typical of traditional human societies. The idea was to keep the mouth closed and to build core strength within the mouth, so that the upper and lower jaws are matched together and growth is symmetrical, balanced, and forward, resulting in a bigger, wider jaw.

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