A Few Important Things to Know About Orthotropics

Does your child seem snore or seem to have trouble sleeping? Do they feel exhausted during the day, get moody often, or seem to have behavioral issues at home and/or school? There are many different, wide-ranging consequences of conditions that affect your child’s sleep. For example, if your child has trouble breathing while they sleep, it may be due to an issue resulting from an abnormality in their oral and/or facial structures. At our Livonia, MI, dental office, we offer customized orthotropic treatment to address such issues and help your child recover from those consequences.

It could be the cause of more than you know

When we evaluate your child for orthotropic treatment, the questions we ask span several different areas. For example, we’ll ask about sleep quality, their energy levels during the day, habits such as teeth-grinding, chronic conditions like headaches, and much more. The cumulative effects of an improper oral and facial growth can sometimes impact children in ways that seem as though they have trouble concentrating or behaving, which is often misdiagnosed and mistreated. With orthotropic treatment, we may be able to help resolve such issues and the true causes behind them.

Your child can benefit from it in several ways

The goal of orthotropic treatment is to correct the growth and development of your child’s oral and facial structures. Issues like sleep breathing problems are less likely to develop. If your child already exhibits such problems, orthotropic treatment may be able to help alleviate them and reduce the chances of needing more extensive treatment later. By addressing conditions such as teeth-grinding and the alignment of your teeth, orthotropics can also have a significantly positive impact on your child’s overall oral health.

Treatment is different for every child

Because every child’s oral and facial structure development is unique, orthotropic treatment has to be customized to specifically address your child’s issues. Treatment can involve or more types of aligners or appliances, each with specific goals such as widening the palate and making room for proper airway development. To ensure optimal results, we’ll perform a comprehensive examination, including a questionnaire for you and your child to fill out.

Learn more about custom orthotropics

Orthotropic treatment can address more for your child than you might realize, which is one reason why every treatment plan is customized to meet each child’s unique needs. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling the office of James Stewart, DDS in Livonia, MI, today at (734) 425-4400.