As we grow, sometimes issues with the development of our jaw and oral structures could impact how well we breathe at night, our facial structure, and lead to the onset of issues like sleep apnea, TMD, or even bruxism. In childhood, we correct these issues and guide the growth of the jaw with orthotropics. But if you were unable to seek treatment for these concerns in childhood, we can use the Homeoblock™ oral appliances to provide care for adults in Livonia, MI.
The Impact of Issues with Oral Structures and Air Passages
As children, a number of issues could impact how the teeth erupt, or lead to negative changes to the overall facial structure, oral structures, jaw, or air passages. Over time, this could cause misalignment, an issue linked to not only esthetic issues, but a greater risk of cavities, gum disease, TMJ disorder, and bruxism. Your air passages could also become blocked easily, causing sleep apnea to form and impacting how well you sleep. These issues are also linked to trouble with overall facial esthetics.
When to Seek Treatment
If you notice you’re often have trouble going to sleep or staying asleep, or have poor symmetry and facial esthetics, then you may benefit from seeking orthotropic care. You also experience daytime exhaustion, moodiness, dry mouth, hoarseness, or experience chronic snoring. If you encounter issues like these, then let us know during your next checkup. We would love to help find the right solution for you, and offer treatment with precision and accuracy.
The Homeoblock™ Appliance and Long-Term Benefits
We start treatment by taking detailed digital impressions and measurements of your smile. We also carefully examine your jaw, oral structures, air passages, and tooth positions, and more. From there, we can design and create a Homeoblock™ appliance that looks and fits much like a mouthguard. The device is then worn as you sleep, and could help guide the jaw and oral structures, correcting issues with breathing, facial esthetics, and more. Following treatment, you could obtain fuller cheekbones, a more noticeable smile, better facial symmetry, reduced laugh lines and wrinkles, and even a better night’s sleep! If you have any questions about these treatment options, or if you would like to schedule an appointment to see if a Homeoblock™ appliance is right for you, then contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ORTHOTROPIC CARE?
We want to help fill the exposed gaps in your smile and restore function, health, and beauty. We also want to help you enjoy a better night’s rest as well! For more information on improving the health and function of your smile, then call the office of James Stewart, DDS in Livonia, MI, today at (734) 425-4400.