At the end of therapy is restraint needed to avoid
the risk of relapse so common in orthodontia?
Restraint is not required because the risk of relapse is zero since there was
a rebalancing steered by ACOM, but designed and chosen by our brain.
Is it a therapy only for children or can it
also be used by adults?
It is a therapy that in children allows for a more balanced and harmonious
cranial-occlusal development with beneficial effects on the posture while in
adults can be used at any age, but only when symptoms are present and not for
purely aesthetic reasons.
But if I use the ACOM method I'm afraid that it will
change my face?
The ACOM method is a powerful functional orthopaedic device that does not
distort features, but balances the skull with pleasing effects of better facial
If you use the
ACOM more than the recommended hours or
longer than the time specified could it have negative effects?
When you start treatment you should always use it at least two hours during
the day and the whole night for about 24 months as this is the time that we
found necessary for a achieving an optimal balance. If it used for a
greater number of waking hours throughout it speeds up the time and if you wear
it after the end of therapy when the ACOM is no longer necessary, it can be used
as anti-stress without giving any adverse effects.
During therapy you recommended the extraction of a
deciduous (milk tooth) because it disturbed the already erupted permanent tooth
and my dentist (especially in the first months) told me that my son is in urgent
need of braces and now I'm confused?
Not wanting to comment on the possible lack of ethics and professionalism of
the colleague to whom I sent a patient, the problem is that the vast majority of
dentists have a very narrow view of the problem and see only the teeth. The ACOM
method seeks instead to balance a cranio-occluded-posture that gives results in
two years of therapy and whose aim is not purely aesthetic orthodontics, but to
achieve result in a stable equilibrium over time without the undesirable side effects
and collateral damage of orthodontics.
My son complains of having aching teeth when he wakes
up, is this normal?
Well, it means that he is using it correctly and is therefore already achieving
results, and he must persist. The soreness does not last more than
twenty minutes. The same problem occurs with orthodontics after each activation
which involves severe pain in the teeth continuously for the first three days
since it works 24 hours a day, even making chewing difficult: it is the normal
effect of the movement of teeth.
The paediatrician found a beginning of scoliosis in
my son that appeared after the application of an orthodontic appliance, but the
orthodontist said that there is no relationship between the two?
Unfortunately, the orthodontist has a greatly segmented vision of the human
body due to an academic preparation that tends to break down the individual into
many small pieces unto themselves, this leads to a compartmentalized vision and
no understanding of the correlation between various systems. The relationship
between scoliosis and a cranial problem has instead shown its proven scientific
value and imbalances between occlusion and the skull often induced by an
orthodontic appliance are among the major causes of the onset of a curvature of
the spinal column.
Is there a risk that my son choking during the night
or accidentally swallowing the device?
Absolutely not, ACOM is the device of choice in cases of snoring and/or sleep
apnoea because its action on the upper jaw has a positive effect on nasal
breathing, and better still, wearing the ACOM one has a greater sensation of
patency of the respiratory system and improved ability to breathe through the
nose. As regards the risk of ingestion, it is absolutely impossible due to the
size and the design of the device.