is it possible to correct a DAO muscle problem in a baby? if not at what age is best for the little one?
DAO Muscle Problem in Baby
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The crooked smile (DAO muscle problem) in a baby: surgical and non-surgical options
The treatment depends on cause of the DAO problem. Occasionally temporary causes such as a crush injury from forceps or positioning. In these cases, it may resolve on its own. When it is congenital and permanent there are a few options. The most popular is to inject the opposite and normal DAO to weaken it and cause a more symmetric smile. The surgical alternative is to transfer the anterior belly of the digastric muscle to the corner of the mouth.
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Regarding :"is it possible to correct a DAO muscle problem in a baby? if not at what age is best for the little one?"
Not quite sure what you are referring to. In days gone by when the forceps was commonly used in deliveries, there was a much higher incidence of Facial Nerve weakness and especially to the DAO caused by compression of the inferior branch of the nerve as it came out of the opening of the skull just below the ear. It is said that action movie star Sylvester Stallone's asymmetric smile may be the result of such a forceps injury. If this is what you are referring to, I am not sure that there is a solution. You should consult a Pediatric Neurologist, not Plastic surgeons for help with this issue.
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