Airway Orthodontics

Kid sleeping with stuffed toy dog

Airway orthodontics seeks to identify children experiencing cessation of breathing while sleeping. Episodes of complete or partial upper airway obstruction during sleep, otherwise known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA, occur in up to 5% of children and are associated with a high risk for severe medical health problems, such as learning and behavioral problems, cardiovascular (heart) disease, impaired growth and failure to thrive.

Warning signs of a restricted airway:

  • Snoring
  • Bedwetting
  • Mood Swings
  • Behavior Problems
  • Teeth Grinding
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Difficulty Paying Attention
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