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Invisalign is for Robots

Video: The perils of Invisalign treatments; Tara, in her own words.

Dentistry is primarily a mechanical service. Unfortunately dentists are not taught functional anatomy or understand the impact moving teeth around has on the 28 bones of the skull or the rest of the body for that matter. In fact, most dentists do not believe the skull bones even move. Mark Twain made a very poignant statement: “It’s not what you don’t know that gets you into trouble, it’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”

Orthodontic training falls short in that the universities teaching the curriculum have no idea of the functional interrelationships that exist between the teeth, skull, and entire body. Basically it is the blind leading the blind. A perfect example is Tara T. who under went Invisalign treatment twice. Unfortunately the dentist that performed the service had no idea of the intricacies of functional anatomy and muscle interlinks. The first Invisalign treatment at age seventeen amputated an upper left tooth to “correct” the crowded misalignment. The second Invisalign treatment amputated a lower central incisor also to correct a crowded condition. Both treatments left her with a straight smile but a smile that she was super self-conscious about with a lot of gum showing, and constricted facial appearance. More importantly Tara was left with constant pain down the right side of her neck and shoulder. The patient underwent acupuncture, physical therapy, and even chiropractic to no avail. The reason why her treatment failed was the fact that Tara’s skull was literally twisted by the faulty “Invisalign orthodontics.” The crooked skull twisted the internal dural membrane system with in her cranium, which affected her right neck muscles. Tara endured pain for twenty years because dentists have no understanding of what they are doing from a functional anatomical basis.

Tara has undergone ALF treatment to undo the twist pattern in her skull bones and dural membranes. At present she is under going conventional orthodontic treatment to widen her upper jaw (maxillae), bring her upper jaw forward, and align the upper and lower teeth to maintain a stable bite and stable cranium. Tara is totally out of pain and enjoying her smile without being self-conscious.

Dr. Gerald Smith