Ep #38: Orthodontic Treatment in Adults with Dr. Derek Mahony

Mind Body Mouth with Dr. Vijaya Molloy | Orthodontic Treatment in Adults with Dr. Derek MahonyPreviously, orthodontics was a treatment modality typically for teenagers, but lately, more and more adults have been seeking it out both for cosmetics and to improve their general state of health. To dive further into this, I have invited world-renowned orthodontist Dr. Derek Mahony back onto the show.

When Dr. Derek Mahony joined me last time, we spoke about the importance of early intervention and orthodontic treatment in children. But this week, we’re discussing the other side of the spectrum; orthodontic treatment in adults and in particular, the effects of expanding the palate.

Join us this week and hear what expansion is, what it entails, and how it is managed based on the palate and varying breathing patterns. Derek is dispelling some myths around expanding and sharing some of the reasons orthodontists might consider expanding, as well as the approaches he uses in his own practices.

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What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • What the age-appropriate options are for expanding the pallet.
  • One good thing that came from Invisalign dominating the market.
  • What sutures are and why they are different for everybody.
  • Some things to be mindful of when considering expansion.
  • Why your age and anatomy will determine what treatment you ideally need versus what social media is offering everyone.
  • How upper airway resistance problems can affect your teeth.
  • What mewing is and why you might do it.

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  1. This is an excellent episode which clearly explains the mouth body connection. As ever, Dr Derek Mahony, gives his time and knowledge to educate professional and the general public about this most important link and the various treatment options for patients.

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