In addition to ensuring their good oral health for life, children often exhibit several unique concerns with the growth and development of their facial and oral structures. For instance, an improperly formed jawbone or narrow palate can lead to a notably smaller airway, which can result in numerous issues such as sleep breathing disorders. Many parents don’t realize that their child’s facial development could be such an issue until their child begins to exhibit signs such as trouble sleeping. After a careful dental examination, the dentist may recommend correcting this growth and development with orthotropics, which alleviates the symptoms of the disorder by correcting the underlying cause of it.
Discreet Symptoms of Sleep Disorders
Trouble sleeping can mean many things. Your child may have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, exhibit symptoms like sleep-walking or sleep-talking, or have increasing difficulties in school. In many cases, the source of the trouble is a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea, which involves the obstruction of the airway and the cessation of breathing during sleep. This often occurs because of a discrepancy in your child’s facial growth, which orthotropics is designed specifically to address.
How Orthotropics Can Help Your Child
Orthotropics is a comprehensive treatment plan that involves correcting the development of your child’s oral and facial structures. For instance, an abnormal airway is often the result of a narrow palate, which an orthotropic alliance can help widen to ensure there is enough room for optimal growth. By ensuring this proper growth, orthotropics helps significantly reduce your child’s risk of developing a sleep disorder, or alleviate one that may already have developed.
Learn About Improving Sleep with Orthotropics
If your child has trouble sleeping or exhibits other signs of a sleep breathing disorder, then ask us about the benefits of orthotropics. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling the office of James Stewart, DDS in Livonia, MI, today at (734) 425-4400. We also proudly serve patients who live in Farmington Hills, Farmington, Plymouth, Northville, Novi, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn, Garden City, Westland, Redford, and all surrounding communities.