Gnathology is the study of the masticatory system


mandibleOur jawbreaker for today is “gnathologic orthopedic “ which I found in a dental insurance policy, and it lead me on a merry chase through the medical field.

Gnathology is the study of the masticatory system (the organs and structures used for chewing), including its physiology, functional disturbances, and treatment.

A gnathologic orthopedic is defined as “Any number of removable appliances used to encourage and guide the growth of the bony structure itself so that there will be sufficient space for all the teeth in their appropriate positions resulting in beneficial arch development.”

Source: The website is The International Academy of Gnathology at
http://www.gnathologyusa.org/got_a-q.html

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