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Dana Point, CA, Dentist Helps Patients Understand the Rationale Behind Airway Orthodontics

In Dana Point, CA Area, Dentist Helps Patients Understand the Rationale Behind Airway Orthodontics
In Dana Point, CA Area, Dentist Helps Patients Understand the Rationale Behind Airway OrthodonticsAirway obstructions can impact your ability to breathe comfortably and consistently. These issues can lead to a large number of more complicated problems, including loss of sleep, heart issues, and daily discomfort. Dr. Mark Cruz has a deep understanding of the way your oral structures impact your airways and breathing patterns. They specialize in diagnosing breathing disorders and offer a wide variety of treatments for patients in or near Dana Point, CA. Patients with complex issues like craniofacial dystrophy will benefit from understanding the rationale behind airway orthodontics and other procedures that can restore or reopen collapsed or compromised airways.

What to Expect from Airway Orthodontics

Orthodontics no longer refers to the practice of simply straightening teeth. Research suggests that crooked teeth or jaw alignment issues, or more complex problems like craniofacial dystrophy, can have a profound, negative impact on your breathing patterns and airways. Dr. Cruz understands the important ways in which your jaw and its underlying structures can impact your breath. They specialize in the use of airway orthodontics to align teeth and adjust your jaw so that all the structures in your mouth are carefully calibrated to open airways and make breathing easier.

As with standard orthodontics, your treatment will begin with a thorough examination, allowing your doctor to become familiar with your bite and the underlying structures of your mouth and throat. They’ll work out a plan to straighten teeth or realign your jaw in a way that restores function and opens airways while also straightening your smile. Airway orthodontics can take several months, slowly and safely realigning the structures in your mouth. Regular check-ups with your doctor will allow them to monitor your progress and make sure you’re getting the results you want. Airway Orthodontics is a safe, effective way of treating airway issues for both children and adults, and they can help patients avoid more complex or invasive treatments such as a CPAP or surgery.

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Call today to find out if airway orthodontics is right for you. To schedule an appointment for a consultation, call (949) 661-1006.

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Meet Dr. Mark Cruz

Dr. Mark Cruz Dr. Mark Cruz graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1986 and started his dental journey in Monarch Beach. He is a well-known lecturer internationally, and he was a part-time lecturer at UCLA. He gives individual attention to each patient while creating a friendly and enjoyable dental experience. He makes the patient a part of the dental procedure, educating them about the problem at hand.

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