Rebecca Bockow, DDS is an orthodontist and periodontist based in the Seattle, WA area. Dr. Bockow is a strong proponent of early intervention, treating younger pediatric cases while collaborating with a team of educated providers in the airway health space to support these pediatric cases. Dr. Bockow and Hallie discuss what can be done if a child is in their first few years of life and too young for traditional expansion. They share personal and professional stories and experiences that have sparked their passion to treat in this arena and educate on the importance of healthy airway development.
what is the obicularis oris, again.
I didn’t realize compensation was so detremental.
I agree about getting in there early as well.
Proper swallow is getting developed, I did not understand that before.
Finally any repetition is welcome by guests please because it is alot of material and needs to be repeat and different contexts to learn.
The early interventions is really tricky and compromise is important…The need for pacifier etc (compensate for the tongue being there and has to be taught via exercise etc ‘raising tongue
, instead). and soothing needs too for parents so as a transition. thank you, very important !!!
The obicularis oris is the primary orofacial muscle surrounding the lips (aka “the kissing muscle”) – it is connected to many other muscles of the face. 🙂