Airway Orthodontics in Charlotte & Steele Creek, NC
Enjoy Improved Breathing & Health with Help from Our Experienced Team
If you are searching for an airway orthodontics specialist to help you or your child breathe better and improve your health, you’ve found the right practice! Our specialists are here to explain airway orthodontics in Charlotte and Steele Creek, NC, and the connection between orthodontic health and proper breathing.
Airway Orthodontics, Explained
Orthodontic treatment is about more than just aesthetics; it’s also about ensuring that the shape of the face and jaw allow for proper breathing. Jaw and facial structure abnormalities can lead to abnormal breathing patterns and collapse of the airway during sleep (obstructive sleep apnea). This can reduce oxygen levels and interfere with normal physical and behavioral development in children and can even cause physical health problems in adults.
Airway orthodontics aims to treat malocclusion, correct facial abnormalities and facilitate normal function of the teeth and jaw to restore healthy breathing for life.
Symptoms & Causes Of Poor Breathing
Symptoms of breathing obstruction can manifest in both physical and behavioral ways, including:
- Breath-holding or periods of no breathing during sleep
- Nightmares or restlessness
- Mouth breathing; avoiding breathing through the nose
- Shallow, rapid breathing
- Chronic tiredness and lethargy
- Chronic lethargy
There are a few common causes rooted in structural abnormalities of the face and jaw, such as:
- Genetic factors that have changed the size and/or shape of the face
- Bad habits, such as rapid breathing and improper tongue placement
- Improper development of the maxilla, mandible or other jaw components that lead to limited air flow.
Treatments & What To Expect
Our orthodontist can evaluate the root of airway problems by examining the structure of the face and jaw. Depending on the root of the problem and your symptoms, our orthodontist will recommend a customized treatment plan to restore normal airway function and address any other orthodontic concerns you may have.
If you notice any symptoms that point to breathing obstruction, such as mouth breathing or interrupted breathing during sleep, or you are otherwise concerned about you or your child’s orthodontic health, schedule a consultation with our orthodontist today! We can help you or your child enjoy a lifetime of healthy breathing.
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Schedule Your Appointment for Airway Orthodontics in Charlotte & Steele Creek, NC
To learn more about 5-star-rated orthodontic treatment from Burrow, Welchel & Culp Orthodontics, schedule your Complimentary Smile More Consultation today by calling 704-259-4226 or by clicking here to use our convenient online form. Your consultation includes a review of your dental and medical history forms, a complete oral exam with digital x-rays, and an in-depth consultation – a $350 value, for FREE!
During your appointment, we will discuss your recommended treatment options, treatment timeline, available payment options, and take the time to answer any questions you may have. Call today – we can’t wait to help you achieve your perfect smile!
As one of the premier orthodontic practices in Charlotte & Steele Creek, NC, our team at Burrow, Welchel & Culp Orthodontics also provides 5-star-rated orthodontic care to children and adults in Myers Park, Uptown, SouthPark, Elizabeth, South End, Plaza-Midwood & Dilworth, NC, and surrounding areas.