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  • 1. Why do we have to extract baby teeth with Biobloc treatment? This is a common concern of parents, especially since they relate tooth extraction with pain and expense. The kids may be nervous, too, which makes it all the harder. Actually, baby teeth are easy to remove. And what we are doing is only hastening a natural process. This is not the same as removing adult teeth, as is sometimes done in traditional treatments. But there are important reasons to include this procedure in your child’s treatment...
  • 2. Changing the Upper Jaw One of the unique features of Biobloc treatment is that it restores the upper jaw to it’s proper (genetically normal) shape and size is all three planes of space: Width : The expansion screw widens the palate Depth : The spring moves the front of the jaw forward Height : The upper jaw is made shorter by the extractions The following illustrations will describe how...
  • 3. This is the profile Biobloc children start with: long and retrusive This is the profile Biobloc children finish with: Forward with lips together B. Hockel 2012
  • 4. Here’s the “inside” look. Notice how the upper front teeth are closer to the nose? (yellow arrows) Notice how the lower jaw rotates around the star so the chin comes up and forward? (red arrow) How do we make this happen? B. Hockel 2012
  • 5. In the first part of the treatment we used the expander (“Biobloc I” or “Expanser”) to 1) Widen the upper jaw, 2) Bring the front teeth forward and 3) Lift the back molars. But look: 4) the baby molars are now the only teeth touching... 1 3 4 2 B. Hockel 2012
  • 6. If we take the touching baby teeth out, then the lower jaw can now close all the way…(next page) B. Hockel 2012
  • 7. If we take the back baby teeth out, then the lower jaw can now close all the way back to its proper height. (Flip back and forth with the previous image to see it happen…) B. Hockel 2012
  • 8. Once that happens we begin the last phase: Walking the lower jaw forward while the remaining adult teeth come in. B. Hockel 2012
  • 9. And THAT is the beauty of Biobloc! B. Hockel 2012
  • 10. And THAT is the beauty of Biobloc! There is currently no other technique in orthodontics except for facial surgery that can change the face in this way. Not only does the face look better, but the lips can close more easily, the tongue can rest on the palate, and the breathing space behind the mouth is more open. All good things! B. Hockel 2012