We recently talked about helping kids with breathing issues and poor rest by using orthotropic appliances. However, we also offer this care for adults too! In today’s blog, your Livonia, MI, dentist is talking about how we use the Homeoblock™ oral appliance to address the issues with your smile that negatively impacts how well you rest at night.
The Dangers of Poor Breathing
Issues with the growth and development of our jaw and oral structures could impact how well we breathe at night. Our airways could narrow, or be cut off completely, leading to obstructive sleep apnea, exhaustion, moodiness, and issues of focusing on tasks at work or school. Over time, this lack of test could also mean a strained immune system and more frequent illness. Poor cardiovascular health could follow, with an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and even stroke and heart attack. These issues with the jaw and airways could also impact the esthetics of your smile and face too, increasing the likelihood of a weak chin or possibly misalignment.
Benefits of Treatment
Treatment helps ensure open airways so you breathe without interruption, and feel rested and relaxed the next day. This also means less strain on your immune system and heart health! Treatment could also improve symmetry in your face and smile, make your smile broader, and lead to fuller cheekbones. For others, the appearance of laugh lines and other wrinkles could decrease as well. If you encounter the symptoms we mentioned above, then come to our office for a diagnosis. We will examine your smile with digital x-rays and intraoral cameras to diagnose your breathing issues and decide if you need an orthotropic treatment.
The Homeoblock™ Appliance
The digital images we gather could be used to design and custom-fit an oral appliance. The Homeoblock™ appliance will fit much like a mouthguard and is worn as you sleep. The device is designed to help reposition your smile and improve facial structure, while keeping airways open as you sleep. Over time, the changes to your smile and facial structure could improve your oral health, all without rely on surgery or other invasive procedures. If you have any questions about how we treat issues with our custom appliances, or if you have questions about sleep apnea and other concerns, then don’t hesitate to talk to our team. We’re ready to help!
Ready to Ensure Open Airways with an Homeoblock™?
We want to help you enjoy a good night’s rest and better breathing with our custom oral appliances. For more information on improving oral health issues with general, preventive, and even orthotropic treatment, then call the office of James Stewart, DDS in Livonia, MI, today at (734) 425-4400.