With Top Choice Dental, you can trust our dentist to give your child the care and services they need. If your child suffers from habits that can negatively affect the oral cavity, Dr. Gregory Fort can help. With airway orthodontics in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Top Choice Dental can get your child started on a treatment plan today!
Airway orthodontics is a non-surgical treatment option for encouraging nasal breathing in developing patients. Each system consists of a fitted appliance that can be worn comfortably during the night or for a few hours during the day. Consistent wear will open up the oral passages and allow your child’s mouth, jaws and airways to develop correctly. Addressing airway issues can help prevent or address misalignment of the teeth and jaws, as well as address pediatric sleep disorders, such as SDB — which can have a heavy impact on a child’s overall development. Sleep Disordered Breathing, or SDB, appears differently in each patient, but our office recommends looking for the following symptoms:
- Chronic mouth breathing
- Snoring, restless sleep, nightmares, bedwetting or drowsiness during the day
- Overbite, crooked teeth or underdeveloped lower jaw
- ADD/ADHD, aggressiveness or difficulties in school
- Stunted growth
- Swollen tonsils/adenoids
For more information on SDB and airway orthodontics, contact 270-874-4090 to reach our dental office team.