- Airway Orthodontics
- Why Walker Orthodontics?
- Areas We Serve
- Harvard, MA
- Lunenburg, MA
- Leominster, MA
- Fitchburg, MA
Does your child breathe through their mouth instead of their nose? Have chronic ear or sinus infections? Poor school performance? Constant lethargy? Rapid shallow breathing? Bedwetting? Hyperactivity? Nighttime restlessness?
Dr. Walker’s unique approach to holistic orthodontic care is not to simply give every patient braces, but to focus on how their sleep patterns affect their overall health, including their dental health. Keep reading to learn why Airway Orthodontics near Fitchburg, MA, is redefining the field of orthodontics and dentistry!
Dr. Walker’s comprehensive approach to your child’s orthodontic treatment does not just consider if or how to straighten your child’s teeth. Instead, his evaluation incorporates the latest research about the harmful effects of sleep disorders and airway blockages to analyze your child’s facial structure, nasal passages, sinuses, and jaw development. Our expert team at Walker Orthodontics recognizes that the most effective orthodontic treatment works in conjunction with treatment for conditions like sleep apnea, snoring, and other airway disorders. In fact, as one of the country’s renowned experts in Airway Orthodontics, Dr. Walker may end up determining that your child won’t even need orthodontic treatment!
Walker Orthodontics starts the process by using our in-office diagnostic scanning technology, known as iCAT, to construct a high-quality 3-D image of your child’s mouth, neck, and throat. This advanced diagnostic equipment reveals any structural issues related to restricted airways or sinus abnormalities. Our team often finds the iCAT’s results accurately pinpoint why your child is not sleeping well, continually wakes up sleepy, has a constant runny nose or recurrent ear infections, or even has trouble in school.
Our goal is to effectively treat your child’s symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea and other breathing disorders – and possibly avoid the need for orthodontic treatment in the future! Parents are often relieved that we are able to use minimally invasive techniques, such as a “pre-braces” appliance, to achieve significant improvements quickly.
Ready to enhance your child’s quality of life? Discover how Walker Orthodontics has helped numerous patients breathe, sleep, and live better as a result of treatment from our orthodontic experts. Get started by scheduling your child’s FREE Walker Orthodontics Smile Assessment by calling 978.345.7988 or clicking here to use our convenient online appointment request form. Their complimentary, no obligation appointment includes a complete oral exam and health history, digital imaging, an office tour, and a consultation with Dr. Walker or Dr. Neely.