In discussing the BBS/CFT the orthodontic preventative aspect may get lost in the medical conditions. For newborns with a narrow palate, CFT can widen the face nicely. The gloved index finger should seat on the hard palate with some lateral wiggle room. We believe that working the strain out of both TMJs to correct the nursing issue also can help prevent the orthodontic experience. By eliminating at birth all oral/throat strain, we believe that the body has the best chance to naturally formulate good occlusion. Parents can spend a few dollars now in prevention or up to $23,000 (you read that correctly) down the road in orthodontic treatment.