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Did you know, 3 out of 4 children have crowded teeth and incorrectly developing jaws. These problems can be seen from as early as 5 years of age.

The first year of life is the strongest period of jaw growth. By age 6, about 90% of head growth and about 80% of jaw growth has already occurred. – Facial Growth and Facial Orthopedics – 1986

A small upper jaw can hold back proper lower jaw growth. Proper jaw development is the most critical factor influencing whether a malocclusion (bad bite) develops. – Maxillofacial Orthopedics: A Clinical Approach for the Growing Child – 1984

Children with deep dental overbites are 2.8 times more likely to have ear tubes (ear grommets) placed or recommended by a pediatric otolaryngologist. – The Laryngoscope – 2001

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