Airway Orthodontics in Andover, MA
Airway Orthodontics uses orthodontic care to assist in aligning and straightening teeth not only to improve appearance and bite, but to also improve a person’s breathing.
Studies indicate that a child’s facial and dental growth and development can be significantly impacted by the use of new treatments that work to provide proper nasal breathing, tongue position and closed lips. The position and shape of the teeth and jaws has also been connected to sleep disorders such as snoring and sleep apnea which affect millions of people of all ages. Receiving early treatment offers the best results and lifelong benefits to both dental and overall health, but older teens and adults can also experience the benefits of airway orthodontics.
We strive to provide our patients with the latest treatments for airway positioning, pediatric sleep apnea, and sleep disordered breathing.
Airway Orthodontics may be used to correct malocclusions that effect jaw formation and proper bite configuration and other orthodontic concerns. Some malocclusions are developed at very early ages by habits such as thumb sucking, mouth breathing and poor tongue positioning.