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     Wetting is the most common urological disorder among school-aged children, and 10 to 15 million children regularly suffer from ear infections. When traditional medicine does not offer a cure, these medical issues are often unresolved. Now, new research confirming a direct connection between chronic conditions such as bed-wetting and ear infections and the size and position of the jawbone, reveals other treatment options exist. "Children with a small or poorly positioned jaw and breathing airways tend to suffer from bed-wetting or ear infections," explains Derek Mahony, DDS, MS and AGD. "Breakthrough dental procedures, which involve using orthodontics to widen the jaw and airway or re-align the jaw among children who suffer from either or both conditions, have been shown to reduce the occurrence or cure the problem completely." According to Dr. Mahony, parents of children who suffer from either of these conditions should consider orthodontic treatment as opposed to traditional medication or ear tubes. "More research is needed to pinpoint why this is effective," says Dr. Mahony. "What we do know is that orthodontic treatment works and costs much less than other treatment alternatives."

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