Medically Necessary Early Orthodontics
Although orthodontic treatment plans will need to include collaboration with other healthcare professionals to be thorough, our doctors can play a crucial role in controlling the conditions that create malocclusion.
First, we must intercept the compensations that lead to poor facial growth and airway development:
- Mouth breathing
- Open or slack-mouthed posture
- Snoring or noisy sleep
- Night terrors
- Chronic nasal discharge/runny nose
- Chronic ear infections
- Dark circles or allergic “black eyes”
- Tossing, turning, thrashing and restless sleep
- Messy sheets and blankets
- Nail biting
- Crooked teeth
- Frequent earaches
- Falling asleep in school
- Awakening feeling unrefreshed
Secondly, have to undo the damage to the face caused by those chronic habits.
And lastly, we must make sure our patients have adopted the good habits and practices that will keep them healthy from then on.
Then and only then can we take our place, not just as mechanics of the mouth, but as physicians of the face. As part of an interdisciplinary team, we can change the outcomes of disordered breathing for children.
Kids should feel healthy, active and strong throughout their childhood lives and the rest of their adult lives.
We work on the growth and development of the face.
Fix the causes of structural pathology and the airway.
Maintain nose breathing. Keep the lips sealed. Keep the tongue on the palate. These are required to ensuring the optimum growth of a child. Straightening teeth comes second.
Our focus is beyond straight teeth; it is on neurology, growth patterns, breathing and sleep patterns. improving the breathing patterns of patients can lead to a cascade of events that improve the overall health status of the patient’s quality of life.
By improving oxygenation, one can reduce subclinical defects which can affect a patient’s physiology. These include responses to allergens, androgen functioning, structure and strength.
We are a strong believer that those who have good health are those who posses good maxillary facial architecture, breath well and ultimately sleep well.
We believe that if a patient cannot breath properly then they cannot think clearly. On the other hand, if a patient is able to breath properly, then they are able to think clearly and comprehend more difficult tasks.
We provide treatment that not only creates a beautiful smile and beautiful faces but also a healthy beautiful child.
The earlier you seek help for your child, the better the outcomes.