Everyone has a built-in self-correction mechanism. Mother nature needs symmetry and harmony and proper function. The way we chew, swallow and breathe is a consequence of our face and jaw development. Our diet of the 21st century has let us down, more than 60% of our diet is processed and refined foods, according to the USDA. The food we consume is too soft to produce our complete facial growth and development. The polluted air we breathe stuffs our noses and we often breathe through our mouths and develop poor swallowing habits as a result of it. We have too little space for our tongue when our jaws do not grow, which can hinder our respiration.
Unilateral BiteBlock Technology® is designed to replace the hard food missing in our diet. Appliance therapy is designed to help our patients to generate nasal breathing and proper swallowing habits. To look at the nasal and oropharyngeal airways, TMJ, and facial aging, Dr. Chukreeff is available to treat patients by appointment only and provides a complete craniofacial patient examination using low radiation Cone Beam tomography.