Orthodontic Tips July 27, 2011

A camel for your thoughts.

I got my first camel today.
One family, who are patients of mine, comes from Kuwait. The father who brought his daughter to see me was about to return home for business.
“Can I bring you anything” he asked?
Jokingly I said “a camel”.
“I have camels” he said seriously. His daughter confirmed this with a nod of her head.
I got worried.
“I’m joking” I said quickly as I imagined a camel tied to the chain link fence surrounding my pool. Continue reading

Orthodontic Tips July 20, 2011

Orthodontic Tips July 20, 2011

“It’s cloud illusions I recall. I really don’t know clouds at all.” Joni Mitchell.
Before my holiday I met an autistic boy for a consultation. He was 8 years old with mild incisor crowding and a deep bite.
My recommendation was to extract the primary cuspids for incisor alignment and a maxillary bite plane to open the deep bite. The treatment plan for this problem is very straightforward.
Mom’s face fell. Continue reading