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Did You Know Your Child’s Poor School Performance Might Be Linked to Breathing Problems?

Dr. Walker Is a Pioneer in Airway Orthodontics for Life-Changing Results in Children

Our core philosophy at the heart of Walker Orthodontics is that quality orthodontic treatment means that your child’s overall health is our #1 priority. Dr. Walker’s treatment approach first considers if a child’s oral habits may be adversely impacting the body’s important breathing mechanisms. He often finds that most parents are not even aware that this is happening, especially if interrupted breathing occurs during sleep.

At Walker Orthodontics, our goal is to give you a bright new smile, but also to address any breathing issues that significantly impact orthodontic treatment. This focus on possible airway disorders is also referred to as Airway Orthodontics.

As Director of Airway Courses at Boston University’s School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Walker incorporates his years of expertise in this oral health specialty as part of his comprehensive orthodontic treatment approach.

What is Airway Orthodontics?

Airway Orthodontics is a relatively new medical subfield that studies the established link between optimal breathing and long-term health benefits. Certain oral habits and breathing obstructions can force your body to compensate for lower oxygen levels. Research shows that the body’s continuous struggle for adequate oxygen over an extended period of time can mean an increased risk for numerous health problems.

Early Treatment for Children is Key

As a pioneer in Airway Orthodontics, Dr. Walker has studied the effects that breathing and oral habits have on a child’s developing jaw – and, conversely, the significant effect that a child’s facial shape has on improper breathing. He has extensive specialized training to guide the proper growth and development of your child’s jaw and face – long before the need for braces. In fact, our goal for early treatment is to help your child to actually avoid the need for future braces.

This is why Airway orthodontic treatment is most effective in young children before their facial structures have fully developed by around age 12. Walker Orthodontics focuses on improving your child’s breathing mechanics, muscle function, arch development, and tongue posture, and how they relate to snoring, sleep apnea, and other airway disorders. Achieving your child’s optimal facial development leads to a healthier smile AND a better quality of life.

When Should Your Child Visit Our Airway Orthodontist?

If your child demonstrates any of the following symptoms, then we recommend an evaluation with Dr. Walker or Dr. Neely…

Watch the Incredible Life Changing Transformation of Airway Orthodontics

Watch Why Breathing Through Your Nose is Vitally Important to Your Overall Health

  • Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose
  • Chronic ear and/or sinus infections
  • Poor school performance
  • Periods of no breathing or breath-holding while asleep
  • Hyperactivity
  • ADHD
  • Chronic lethargy
  • Rapid shallow breathing
  • Bedwetting
  • Nighttime restlessness, waking, or nightmares

How Does Groundbreaking Airway Orthodontics Restore Proper Breathing

The first step is to schedule your 100% complimentary Walker Orthodontics Smile Assessment. We use an in-office iCAT – scanning technology that constructs a high resonance 3D image of your child’s nose, mouth, and throat tissues – to diagnose structural abnormalities, issues related to improper breathing, obstructive sleep apnea, and other airway disorders. The iCAT diagnostic results often explain why your child is not sleeping well, is tired all day, has a constant runny nose or frequent ear infections, or even has trouble in school.

We are often able to achieve significant improvements in young children by using minimally invasive methods, such as a “pre-braces” appliance called a myobrace. In fact, after just a few weeks into treatment, we often hear from parents that teachers have already noticed improved behavior, classroom attention and enhanced scholastic performance in their child.

Visit Walker Orthodontics for Your Healthiest Smile

To schedule your Walker Orthodontics Smile Assessment call 978.345.7988 or click here for our convenient online appointment request form.

5-Star-Rated Orthodontist near Worcester, MA, for Airway Orthodontics & More – Serving Lunenburg, Leominster, Fitchburg, Harvard, Townsend, Ayer, Orange, Westminster, Winchendon, Groton, Worcester, Littleton & Concord, MA

Lunenberg, MA


Our Lunenburg
Orthodontic Office

119 Massachusetts Ave.
Lunenburg, MA 01462


Office Hours:
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Harvard, MA


Our Harvard
Orthodontic Office

5 Pond Rd
Harvard, MA 01451


Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

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Our 5-star rated Lunenburg MA Orthodontist and Harvard MA Orthodontist offer the most advanced orthodontic care for children and adults, including children braces, teen braces, and adult braces. Our orthodontic treatment options include braces, Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, metal braces, clear braces, early orthodontic treatment for children, airway orthodontics and surgical orthodontics. We can even help you achieve your new confident smile faster with SureSmile and AcceleDent!
Call 978.345.7988 today to schedule your complimentary, no-obligation smile assessment at one of our conveniently located orthodontic offices. Come experience Walker Orthodontics! You will quickly see for yourself that we offer innovative and affordable braces and Invisalign in Lunenburg, MA, Leominster, MA, Fitchburg, MA, Harvard, MA, Townsend, MA, Ayer, MA, Orange, MA, Westminster, MA, Winchendon, MA, Groton, MA, Worcester, MA, Littleton, MA and Concord, MA.
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