Airway-Centred Orthodontics in Kellyville Ridge
Integrative orthodontics, otherwise known as ‘airway-focused’ or ‘airway-centred orthodontics’ is a philosophy that takes into consideration the entirety of a patient’s health. While conventional orthodontics looks to straighten teeth, airway-centred orthodontics here in Kellyville Ridge serve to go ‘beyond the tooth’ treating problems like deficient facial growth, poorly developed airways and sleep deficiency in both children and adults. These issues go beyond oral function and can affect overall health, including cognitive development. To find out more, talk to Kellyville Family Dental
Airway Orthodontics in Kellyville Ridge – What We Can Treat
- Misaligned or crooked teeth
- Paediatric and adult Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
- Abnormal facial growth or development
- Tongue ties
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) issues not resolved with normal appliances
- Mouth breathing issues
- Orthodontic relapse cases
- Forward head posture
Airway Orthodontics – Who Can It Help?
At Kellyville Family Dental we look to treat many patients particularly children who have experienced crooked teeth, misaligned jaws or jaw deformity leading to issues like impaired breathing or sleep apnoea.
While a perfectly straight smile is an ideal outcome for traditional orthodontics, airway orthodontics here in Kellyville Ridge also considers the in-depth analysis of a child’s anatomy, physiology and breathing to accurately plan for the best treatment options. Problematic airways in children can be enlarged and developed, thus lessening the risk of problematic sleep-related issues.
Airway Centred Orthodontics at Kellyville Ridge – How We Help
When it comes to airway-focused orthodontics, our team at Kellyville Family Dental don’t just factor in the process of straightening teeth. In addition, we also take into consideration the latest research surrounding the harmful effects of airway blockages in relation to sleep disorders.
With this in mind, it is possible to expand the arches of teeth in children using the latest orthodontic appliances without removing any teeth. Extractions can sometimes constrict arches and reduce oral space.
Finally, as your child progresses through treatment, we’ll continually scan and rescan the airway to ensure the process is working sufficiently resulting in not only a healthier, happier smile but also a problem-free future.
If you would like to find out more about airway-centred orthodontics in Kellyville Ridge, contact the team at Kellyville Family Dental today.
Call us on 02 8894 1007 or book online