- Airway Orthodontics
- Why Walker Orthodontics?
- Areas We Serve
- Harvard, MA
- Lunenburg, MA
- Leominster, MA
- Fitchburg, MA
If you have heard that the new face of orthodontics is the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea and other breathing disorders, you are in good hands at Walker Orthodontics! As one of the pioneers of this orthodontic specialty known as Airway Orthodontics, Dr. Walker’s groundbreaking approach brings relief to thousands of patients who are thrilled to permanently ditch CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.
Patients who need CPAP machines to get adequate oxygen during sleep already know first hand the serious consequences sleep apnea can have on your health. The latest medical research shows that the chronic lack of oxygen caused by your body lacking the ability to breathe properly puts you at a much greater risk for developing high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes.
Your diagnostic Airways Consultation with our sleep apnea expert includes a full health history, comprehensive oral exam, and sleep study testing. Once Dr. Walker analyzes the results, he may also require additional diagnostics using highly advanced scanning technology. Our in-office iCAT equipment captures high resonance 3D images of your nose, mouth, and throat tissues to precisely pinpoint any structural abnormalities, such as a nasal cavity obstruction.
Fortunately, treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea can be very effective with conservative measures, such as a customized oral appliance. This comfortable device stabilizes your lower jaw, tongue, and soft palate, thus preventing airway collapse and lack of oxygen during sleep.