Dana Point, CA, Dentist Helps Patients Understand the Rationale Behind Airway Orthodontics
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.
Call today to find out if airway orthodontics is right for you. To schedule an appointment for a consultation, call (949) 661-1006.