“Soft tissue dysfunction is the etiology of malocclusion.
” Those were the words that ultimately compelled Barry Raphael, Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD), to take a deeper look into the way the posture and functions of the tongue determine how well the jaw grows, how well the teeth come in, and how well the airway takes shape—all of which impact quality of sleep. For 27 years, Dr. Raphael practiced conventional orthodontics, but the way he practices now is completely different, aided by an approach that encourages healthy breathing, tongue posture, nutrition, and sleep.
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