Specifically relevant to us was his (Dr. Liao’s) interest in maternal health and how the time in-utero and breastfeeding shape the child’s jaw through epigenetics (how his DNA interacts with his environment). As well as the importance of using proper orthodontic techniques to expand the jaw if it is narrow. I have a narrow jaw and wore an expander for a couple of years.
He gives great ideas on how to identify and keep up with potential problems in our children before their adult teeth are in. AND in the Q&A section he explains how some of the things we’ve seen in my father in law (tooth grinding, mouth breathing, sleep apnea) can be prevented early on or even corrected as an adult through orthodontics.
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