We need to think about orthodontics differently. In the 1930s my dad was one of the first orthodontists in Connecticut. He had trouble establishing a practice because no one knew what orthodontics was. He told people that he straightened childrens’ teeth.
I view orthodontics as part of the craniosacral fascial system. The following post is from a parent showing the possibilities of the Gillespie Approach:
“We have successfully expanded our eight-year-old son’s mouth with weekly Gillespie Approach treatments. The therapist worked on his body and jaws each week, and individual teeth on alternating weeks. We saw measurable results in the first 4-6 weeks.
“Our CFT treatments have yet to cost us as much as a top and bottom expander. Plus our son is hopefully reaping many other benefits as well as his body is growing so quickly, stretching his muscles, tendons, and fascia to their limits. If you can’t find an affordable CFT therapist, I highly recommend getting the training yourself to help your children and possibly embark on a new healing career path.”
The aforementioned child and therapist are working through strain patterns from birth trauma that caused the narrow jaws. Orthodontics is a full-body issue. If you just straighten the teeth, you are leaving the causative strain patterns untreated in the body.
Your child may have a nice smile but many potential conditions are still in play. Orthodontists need to play their role in helping the body heal itself.
The best preventative solution is to work on a newborn so the strains are cleared in the hospital. That would greatly lessen all of the downstream conditions like colic, reflux, constipation, indigestion, gas, breastfeeding issues, earaches, headaches, asthma, ADHD, some learning disorders, orthodontics, and more.
The world needs to wake up to the effects of untreated soft tissue birth trauma. That will change neonatology, pediatrics, mental health, education, and dentistry.