C] Why Choose Airway Orthodontics treatment?
Airway Orthodontics (also called Forwardontics/Orthopedic) treatment is tailored for individuals based on their age, specific dental malocclusion, and health concerns. The treatment may include a combination of traditional orthodontics and gneuromuscular dentistry.
Airway orthodontics treatment for adults can help improve the appearance of the teeth and leads to enhanced speech and chewing function, TMJ function, breathing through the nose as well as quality sleep function.
To achieve this, the orthodontist uses:
Braces and Aligners: Depending on the situation, the orthodontist selects an orthodontic appliance that will help the facial bones, jaws, and body to develop naturally to their full potential.
Alternate Lightwire Appliances: ALF appliances work on the principle of cranial osteopathy. Commonly used for children between ages 7-11, an ALF device is used for selective adults to improve alignment, balance, function, and aesthetics.
Maxillary Skeletal Expander: Mini-screw-assisted rapid palatal expansion is a minimally invasive, non-extraction, non-surgical treatment that is an excellent treatment for individuals with very narrow upper jaws as well as those who experience breathing issues through their nose.
Day/Night Appliances: This is a pain-free and minimally invasive process that uses DNA Appliance to expand the upper arch space in three dimensions, thus increasing the size of the nasal cavity. It significantly helps to improve the individual’s ability to breathe.
Orthopedic Appliances: These appliances focus on growing the jaws wide and forward. This helps in opening up the airway and improves the health of TMJ. It can also help create space for the tongue, which ensures the patient breathes through the nose.
Myofunctional therapy: Myofunctional therapy consists of procedures that help exercise the mouth and facial muscles. It can also help improve the tongue posture, which ensures the patient breathes through the nose.