Is there a way to fix my crooked/misaligned smile? (Photos)
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Correction of crooked smile.
You had orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth but needed orthopedic treatment to grow your maxilla. This is easy in children and should usually be done before age seven but by 12 at the latest.
In adults the DNA appliance is usually the best approach. The underdeveloped maxilla also create unequal forces. This can be addressed during treatment by craino manipulation by an osteopath or chiropractor who has special training. Ideally find a doctor who utilizes neuromuscular dentistry and the DNA Appliance therapy.
Ira L Shapira DDS, D,ABDSM, D,AAPM, FICCMO Chair, Alliance of TMD Organizations Diplomat, American Academy of Pain Management Diplomat, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine Regent & Fellow, International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics Board Eligible, American Academy of CranioFacial Pain Dental Section Editor, Sleep & Health Journal
Member, American Equilibration Society Member, Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences
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