Orthotropics Evaluation

Does this sound like your child?

  • Difficulty breathing while asleep
  • Snoring
  • Resists going to bed
  • Restless sleep
  • Restless legs during sleep
  • Night sweats
  • Bed wetting past the age of 3
  • Trouble waking up in the morning
  • Falls asleep during or right after school
  • Nightmares
  • Sleepwalking, talking, or screaming
  • Teeth-grinding
  • Morning headaches
  • Learning issues
  • Behavioral issues (ADD/ADHD)
  • Allergic shiners
  • Dry, cracked lips
  • Gummy smile
  • Strained facial muscles when the mouth is closed

If so, then fill out our Child Sleep Health Questionnaire to determine if these symptoms may be the result of sleep breathing problems related to improper facial growth. If this is the case, your child may benefit from comprehensive orthotropic treatment for more natural growth guidance and the reduction of these and other symptoms.

Orthotropics Treatment

The ultimate goal of Biobloc Orthotropics is to help guide the natural growth of your child’s facial structures to promote improved bite function as well as better breathing and sleep patterns. After carefully evaluating your child’s facial and oral structures, Dr. Stewart will design customized, removable widening appliances that make sure your child has adequate room for all teeth and oral tissues to grow properly. The technique of expanding and lowering the palate promotes the growth of jawbone structure to support the new positioning, reducing the risks of orthodontic relapse as the child grows older. If we find that an adult patient may have benefited from orthotropic treatment, we can still offer solutions with the Homeblock™ appliance, which helps improve oral posture.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

At the offices of James R. Stewart, Jr., DDS, PC, we look forward to providing you with comprehensive dental services for optimal oral health. We look forward to creating lasting, caring relationships with each of our patients for pleasant visits and lifelong satisfaction. Please contact us at your earliest convenience to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stewart at our Livonia office located on Middlebelt Road. We proudly serve patients of all ages from Livonia, Farmington Hills, Farmington, Plymouth, Northville, Novi, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn, Garden City, Westland, Redford, and surrounding communities.