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Specialized Orthodontic Care for Children with Unique Needs


WEO Media - February 16, 2024 - 0 comments

Specialized Orthodontic Care for Children with Unique Needs

Dr. Buck's daughter, RuthIn the realm of orthodontics, Dr. David Buck at Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics understands that every child is unique, requiring specialized care tailored to their individual needs. This commitment to personalized treatment extends to children with special needs.

Raising Awareness: Achondroplasia and Facial Development

Dr. Buck and his wife Theresa, parents to six children, have firsthand experience with special needs. Their youngest daughter, Ruth, has Achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism. Recognizing the challenges associated with mid-face underdevelopment in Achondroplastic patients, Dr. Buck employs innovative face-forward growth strategies to overcome skeletal deficiencies.

Facial Orthopedics for Enhanced Development

One of the significant issues in Achondroplasia is mid-face underdevelopment, leading to an increased risk of sleep breathing disorders, mouth breathing, and negative cervical spine changes due to forward head posture. Through face-forward epigenetic growth treatments, Dr. Buck addresses these concerns, aiming to enhance the overall mid-face development in patients like Ruth.

Transformative Results: A Personal Journey

The transformative journey of Ruth’s facial development showcases the effectiveness of Dr. Buck’s approach. At age 13, after face-forward epigenetic growth treatments, Ruth’s mid-face exhibits substantial development compared to the typical appearance of adult Achondroplastic facial form. This not only improves aesthetics but also contributes to better breathing and overall well-being.

The Role of Epigenetic Orthodontics

Dr. Buck’s philosophy of Epigenetic Orthodontics plays a crucial role in opening and protecting the airway, enhancing breathing during both sleep and waking activities. Integrating airway considerations into diagnosis and treatments, Dr. Buck emphasizes the connection between underdeveloped jaws, narrow dental arches, and the risk of sleep breathing disorders.

Airway Improvement for Better Breathing

Epigenetically centered jaw development orthopedics, as practiced by Dr. Buck, has shown remarkable results. This holistic approach represents the future of orthodontics, focusing on both aesthetics and functionality.

Schedule a Consultation

If you have a child with special needs, including dwarfism, consider a consultation with Dr. Buck at Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics. Discover how personalized, facial orthopedic treatments can contribute to enhanced facial development, improved breathing, and overall well-being.

Contact Dr. Buck’s team today to explore specialized orthodontic care designed for children with unique needs.