If you’ve ever wondered whether your child’s face is growing favorably, you can find out with a very easy test.
And if caught early enough, there is a solution that can help guide your child’s facial growth so that you can help prevent later orthodontic work and optimize facial esthetics by addressing problems such as a deep overbite, an under-bite, mouth breathing and other problems that can possibly affect long term health.
1.) Using a piece of ribbon, measure the distance between the edge of the upper front tooth and the very tip of the nose (furthest point forward)
2.) Mark those points with a pen.
3.) Using a millimeter ruler, measure the distance between the two ink marks. This is the Cosmetic Line.
4.) Compare your child’s Cosmetic Line to the chart.
If the Cosmetic Line is 5-mm or greater than the ideal measurement, this is an indication that unwanted facial growth has already occurred. If so, Biobloc Orthotropics® can help. Find out more in the video below, you can also contact Dr. Ariana Ebrahimian at (831) 438-4411 for a consultation.