Symptoms of Airway Problems
The following symptoms are common in both children and adults with airway problems. Do any of these symptoms sound familiar to you? If so, airway-focused orthodontics may help.
- Dark circles under eyes ("panda" eyes)
- Mouth breathing
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Grinding and excessive teeth wear
These are just some of the signs of airway issues for both children and adults. If you or your child are experiencing any of them, contact us to book an airway-focused orthodontics assessment with our orthodontic specialist.
How Airway-Focused Orthodontics Helps
Traditionally, dentistry — including orthodontics — has focused on dental health: the care and repair of teeth and their supporting structures.
With the rapid growth in sleep and dental sleep medicine, maintaining the airway's physiological function has become a high priority.
This approach to treatment allows us to effectively treat patients with airway problems that we may otherwise have only been able to relieve temporarily or perhaps missed altogether.
The shift in focus enables us to look beyond the teeth to the nose, throat, face, neck, tongue muscles and the rest of the body.
Now, we can do more than fix teeth: we can help restore your health and oral function.
What Are the Benefits of Airway-Focused Orthodontics?
Taking preventive measures and treating airway issues early can be the key to staying ahead of issues that can develop into larger problems. By focusing on airway passages during orthodontic treatment, we are able to help promote effective breathing and reduce your risk of sleep apnea.