John Libbey Eurotext

L'Orthodontie Française


Influence de l'allaitement sur le développement maxillo-facial Volume 77, issue 1, 78e réunion scientifique de la S.F.O.D.F. – Traitements orthodontiques précoces : les résultats justifient-ils les efforts consentis ? (1re partie)


The functional differences between breast-feeding and bottle-feeding may have a significant effect on dento-facial development and on the genesis of some severe malocclusions. Orthodontists should be aware of this sometimes under-estimated aspect of development. They should, in conformity with their role as professional health care providers, advise long-term feeding as a way of preventing certain disorders or, at least, reducing their severity.