Epigenetic orthodontics: facial and airway development.

Abstract

It is the purpose of this article to introduce a functional orthopedic/orthodontic appliance, the Homeoblock (Figure 1), which, when worn at night (3 p.m. to 8 a.m.), alters oral function and produces a gene environmental interaction that results in an epigenetic response, namely, the expression of unexpressed genes in adult patients. The results of the… (More)

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