A new perspective on airway-centered disorders in Dana Point, CA
As a leader in the emerging science of airway focused dentistry, Dr. Cruz regularly participates in mini residencies.
Simple braces may not be the answer
All too often, crooked teeth, malocclusion, and similar problems are treated as a simple condition, and “corrected” with braces while a child is young. Yet, that orthodontic condition may be only the tip of the iceberg, a symptom of a breathing problem that could plague the individual for life. Airway focused dentistry takes a much broader approach, evaluating the form and function of the jaw, tongue, airway, and other structures. Treatment plans are developed to not only straighten teeth, but also improve breathing function and guide overall healthy development.