Jaw and Airway Development
Airway is key to life. Normal breathing is silent breathing through your nose. It is quiet and effortless. There are many components to having and/or developing a healthy airway and properly aligned teeth.
Growth guidance therapy for adults involves gently and safely stimulating the lifelong remodeling potential within the jaws and face. By correctly applying growth appliance strategy, the results can be very profound. These include creating room for crowded teeth; development of the face in a forward horizontal direction which improves the appearance of the cheek bones, eyes, nose and lower jaw line. This opens the airway, potentially eliminating sleep breathing problems.
Early intervention on jaw development promotes healthy airway, jaw and facial development for a lifetime. By starting early in a child’s facial development, we can use appliances and other orthopedic stimulation to maximize the full genetic potential of facial growth. By eliminating snoring and mouth breathing by developing the child’s airway, we promote restful sleep and all the developmental benefits that affords a growing child.
The DNA appliance is a way to correct sleep apnea and reduce snoring, straighten your teeth, and alleviate symptoms of TMJ disorder. The DNA Appliance works by widening the upper arch and the nasal passages, allowing more airflow to pass through. The lower arch can then move into an improved position.
The HealthyStart® System is an oral appliance therapy that promotes natural growth and development, which addresses the root causes of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB). Research has shown that SDB-induced oxygen deprivation is a major contributing factor to the childhood health disorders shown above.
The HealthyStart® System has been specifically designed to promote the proper growth and development of the jaw and airway to optimize airflow and promote proper nasal breathing while straightening your child’s teeth. As these areas develop many of the symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing disappear.
Fixed or removable, this appliance expands the upper arch in children and adolescents. This expansion creates room for proper eruption of teeth and for proper resting posture of the tongue.
The Vivos System includes the growth guides. These are appliances that work with your child's natural growth cycle, guiding and promoting their natural growth in the right direction, typically worn when the child sleeps.
Myobrace and Bent Wire System