The relation between nasal obstruction and malformation of the jaws and teeth has long been considered by both the dental and medical profession.
Only recently has the proper attention been given to the removal of nasal and postnasal obstruction before correcting deformities of the jaws and teeth. To-day there is much written on this subject, and general practitioners of medicine are referring their little patients to specialists practicing rhinology and orthodontia.
The patients are sent first to the rhinologist and then to the dentist. This I believe to be the proper procedure if there is an obstructive lesion in the nose, or the nasopharynx. There is, however, a very common class of cases in which there is an intimate relation between the nose and the palatal arch, the proper treatment for which is not always given due consideration.
I refer to those cases in which there is constriction of the