How we breathe affects facial growth and development. Soft tissue such as the tongue, lips, cheeks, tonsils and adenoids influences growth. Certain habits and airway-related issues can contribute to adverse skeletal changes.
In this lecture, we will discuss how soft tissue and breathing patterns influence skeletal growth. We will examine similar malocclusions in children and adults, and discuss how the treatment plans differ, depending on the age and skeletal maturation of the patient.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Rebecca Bockow received her dental degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Following dental school, Dr. Bockow entered private practice as a general dentist in the Seattle area. In 2009, she moved to Philadelphia to receive a certificate in both Orthodontics and Periodontics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where she also earned a Masters in Oral Biology. Dr. Bockow is a board certified orthodontist and board certified periodontist. Dr. Bockow has published articles on interdisciplinary dentistry in various dental journals. She lectures to audiences nationally on topics including interdisciplinary treatment planning and airway-related orthodontics.
Dr. Bockow maintains a private practice in Seattle and Bellevue, limited to orthodontics and periodontics.
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