Case Studies

The following case studies illustrate the advancement in dental facial orthopedic treatment, using Splint Orthodontic Myofunctional Appliance (SOMA) therapy. This work is currently in research and yet to be adopted into mainstream dentistry. The principles of SOMA therapy involve expansion of the dental arch without excessive force, and positioning the jaw forward in a stable anatomically correct position. Careful consideration is given to the selective eruption of teeth and the relationship they have with cranial strain patterns. SOMA therapy has shown the capacity for structural change to occur in later years and the very high success of early intervention. Below are sample case studies that have been documented for the purposes of educating and informing both the community and the dental profession on a different methodology to treating dental facial orthopedics.

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