JAWS & BEDWETTING
in 1990...10 of 10 chronic bed-wetters stoppped after
just a few months of starting non-surgical orthodontic
dental treatment called rapid palatal expansion.
Your Jaws ~ Your Life (page 44)
Bed-wetting remains a puzzle for modern
medicine. It continues to be the most common urologic
problem for 5 to 7 million school age children in the
U.S. The exact cause of chronic bed-wetting is frequently
unknown, so bed-wetting is often "managed"
and not cured. Dental jaw treatment may help some children
with this problem. Interestingly, some adults are also
helped when a mouthpiece is used to reduce snoring and
sleep apnea opens a closed airway.
If you know a bed-wetter, consider getting an FJO checkup.
If FJO treatment is needed, a decrease in bed-wetting
might be an additional benefit. Interestingly, dental
treatment appears to be about 80% effective in reducing
or stopping bed-wetting. Research suggests the earlier
needed FJO treatment starts, the more likely it will
David C. Page, D.D.S.
Your Jaws ~ Your Life (pages 41-45)