ALF Case Study

This seven-year-old patient had two types of jaw problems. Her upper and lower jaws were elevated to the right and her upper and lower jaws were retruded (pushed back). If this condition was left untreated, it would have lead to breathing problems and sleep apnea later on in life.

BEFORE ALF TREATMENT

Front View

  • the right eye and eyebrow are elevated
  • the right ear is high and flared
  • the left ear is low and flat against the skull
  • the lip line is up to the right

Front View Fox Plane

  • the eye plane and bite plane are up to the right

Front View Skull X-Ray

  • shows the right eye socket is elevated to the right and the bite plane is elevated to the right as well.

Side View

  • flat facial profile and flat cheekbones
  • this is an indication that the upper and lower jaws are retruded (pushed back)

AFTER ALF TREATMENT

Front View

  • the right eye is level
  • the right ear is level
  • the lip line is level

Front View Fox Plane

  • the eye plane and bite plane are level

Front View Skull X-Ray

  • shows the right eye socket is level
  • shows the bite plane is level

Side View

  • fuller facial profile