Issues with the growth and development of our facial structure and oral tissues could lead to trouble breathing, poor sleep, and complications with our overall facial appearance. In order to correct these concerns and provide greater facial support, your Livonia, MI, dentist may suggest adult orthotropics, including Homeoblock appliances!
The Importance of Orthotropic Treatment
The growth of our jaw, oral structures, and the position of our teeth can have major impacts on not just our smile’s appearance, but overall facial structure and even breathing. Which means when issues arise that cause difficulty breathing at night, or lead to issues with the growth of facial support and structure, this can have far reaching impacts. For example, you could be more likely to develop sleep apnea, a disorder linked to strain on both the immune system and the cardiovascular system. You could also develop an aged appearance or poor facial symmetry. By correcting the issues with your oral structures and airway obstructions, we can help you enjoy better quality of life and a more attractive smile.
To start, we will perform a detailed diagnosis and exam of your smile including jaw joints, positions of the teeth, and oral structures and air passages. If we identify issues with your breathing or facial structure, then we will employ advanced imaging technology to help design a custom-made oral appliance, such as a Homeoblock appliance. The device is worn only at night while you sleep, but helps correct the issues that impact your breathing and facial support. Over time, this treatment could ensure better breathing, and a reduced risk of sleep disorders. Better sleep is linked to better heart health and overall quality of life. We could also offer improvements to facial esthetics, including fuller cheekbones, a more prominent smile, better facial symmetry, and for some, even fewer signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines.
Treatment for Children
If your child experiences restless sleep, daytime drowsiness, frequent tantrums or trouble focusing in school, then they could be suffering from poor sleep, often a factor caused by airway obstructions and other tissues related to facial structure and oral tissues. We can start orthotropic treatment for young children, which guides the growth of their airway passages and structures, helping them rest easier, breathe better, and develop esthetically improved facial structure. If you have any questions about treatment for adults of kids, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Orthotropics?
We would like to help you not only rest easier and improve your quality of life, but to also benefit you’re your facial structure as well. For more information on our unique appliances, or to schedule a consultation, call the office of James Stewart, DDS in Livonia, MI, today at (734) 425-4400.