Did you know?
• 3 out of 4 children have crowded teeth and incorrectly developing jaws. These problems can be seen from a very early age.
• Crowded teeth, incorrect jaw development and related orthodontic problems are NOT caused by big teeth in a small jaw or hereditary factors.
• Incorrect Myofunctional Habits made up of Mouth Breathing, Reverse Swallowing, thumb sucking, tongue thrusting which all contribute to a range of related issues.
• Incorrect jaw development is generally caused by allergies, asthma and open mouth breathing.
If the underlying problems related to Myofunctional Habits and incorrect jaw development are not addressed, getting braces with or without extraction does not address the underlying causes of crooked teeth. This is why once braces are removed, the teeth usually move and start to crowd up and misalign.
It is therefore important to realise that treatment with braces just by themselves will usually require the installation of retainers for the rest of life to prevent the teeth from moving.