Airway Dentistry

A world without cavities is possible!

Our certified team is dedicated to guiding you towards better overall health and wellness by addressing sleep, optimal breathing, an ideal bite and jaw development in our growing and adult patients.

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What is it?

Airway dentistry is a growing field focusing on the structure of one's mouth and how this impacts the way we breathe.  Optimal breathing is needed for our overall health and wellness and is fundamental to how the face and oral cavity form.

We look at the body as a whole and assess your habits, swallowing patterns, sleep patterns, snoring, grinding and a host of symptoms.   The health and proper position of your teeth, tongue and head and neck muscles affect your well-being. Compromised airways can lead to sleep disordered breathing and other issues affecting the development of the body and can have lifelong compromised effects.

Breathing, sleeping, and swallowing correctly has infinite benefits to your life!

Who. What. When...

We offer comprehensive treatment options starting as early as age 3 and to the late teen stage.  Our adult patients benefit from our certified Myofunctional Therapists who provide physical therapy for the muscles of the mouth, tongue and face.

Treatment could include myofunctional therapy excerises, appliances, Invisalign, or a combination of the above.  For the growing patient, we commit to optimal care until the permenant dentition has settled.

An Airway Assessment is the first step to finding out how you or your child can breathe and function better.

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Benefits to this approach:

  • Improving facial growth for the growing patient
  • Better sleep
  • Improved nasal breathing
  • Improved tongue habits and swallowing
  • Oral habit elimination
  • Tongue thrust correction
  • Jaw development in growing patients

Straight Teeth are Healthy Teeth. Maximizing airway in the growing patient minimizes the need of extensive orthodontic treatment in the future!

What to look for:

  • Mouth breathing
  • Snoring
  • Grinding
  • Long faces, open mouths, dark circles under the eyes
  • Allergies
  • Malocclusion
  • Emotional outbursts
  • Nightmares
  • Bedwetting
  • Focus challenges

By addressing Sleep Disordered Breathing and learning to swallow correctly, your child's overall health can improve.  Correction at an early age will set your child up for success. This program is designed to motivate your little one to nose breathe and swallow properly.

There may be a combination of symptoms that causes Sleep Disordered Breathing. We have several paths that is suitable for you and your lifestyle.

Invisalign is a part of the Airway philosophy. Learn more about it here.

Ready to Breath Better?

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