Wednesday, July 06, 2005
How? By injecting patients mouths with recombinant Relaxin, the hormone that relaxes a woman's pelvis during labor. The idea is that the treatment will stop the mouth from pulling itself back into its natural state, and allow the braces to work with less resistance. Then, at the end of treatment, the relaxed connective tissue will not want to spring back, eliminating the need for a retainer. Cool.