Once you have a good understanding of soft tissue dysfunction you can then look at its practical application in treating patients.
Here is a varied selection of cases that outline the most common treatment considerations in order to better understand how to diagnose and treat patients using myofunctional orthodontic techniques.
Case Study 1 - Here’s a very good example of a case where growth and development have both been greatly impacted. This patient had severe malocclusion and had unsuccessfully sought out treatment from numerous practitioners.
The common question for doctors in a case like this would be,
“Is this a crowding case?",
"Are these teeth too big for the jaws”, and
“Would you extract in this case?”
Is the problem big teeth in small jaws, or is it just poor facial development; often thought to be genetic. The patient also had allergies and mouth breathing issues, and experienced difficulties speaking and eating. Do genetics play a part?
Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
Developing a Treatment Plan