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Advanced Airway Orthodontics from Our 5-Star-Rated Orthodontist near Worcester, MA

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Begin Your Journey Toward a Lifetime of Healthy Breathing

Airway Orthodontics from our industry-leading orthodontist near Worcester, MA, is an interdisciplinary subfield of orthodontics that works to improve your overall health. As the Director of Airway Courses at Boston University, Dr. Walker has the expertise necessary to help your child achieve an orthodontic outcome that does far more than produce a great-looking smile. He does this by addressing the effects that breathing and oral habits have on the jaw – and, conversely, the effect that facial shape has on breathing.

Why Is the Way You Breathe Important?

The way your child breathes can impact the way that oxygen gets delivered into the body’s systems. It is possible to breathe in a way that optimizes your overall health. However, it is also possible to breathe in a way that your body must compensate for lowered oxygen levels.

If your body often struggles for proper oxygen levels, many long-term health problems can arise. Potential issues can include a raised risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. In younger children, the development of their facial shape can also be adversely affected by chronic mouth breathing.

When Should Your Child See Our Airway Orthodontist near Worcester, MA?

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

Symptoms in Toddlers & Children

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  • Hyperactivity
  • ADHD
  • Chronic lethargy
  • Breathing through the mouth instead of nose
  • Rapid shallow breathing
  • Bedwetting
  • Chronic nighttime restlessness, waking, or nightmares
  • Periods of no breathing or breath-holding while asleep

Symptoms in Adolescents

  • Chronic daytime sleepiness despite a full night’s sleep
  • Feeling unrested upon waking in the morning
  • Dozing off during activities in the daytime
  • Poor school or work performance
  • Periods of no breathing or breath-holding while asleep
  • Obesity

What is Airway Orthodontics?

Airway orthodontics seeks to address the underlying cause of obstructed breathing, so you can enjoy a lifetime of optimum breathing and improved overall health. During your initial exam and diagnosis with Dr. Walker, our Lunenburg, and Harvard, MA, orthodontist, and airway orthodontics expert, he will seek to answer the following questions:

  • Has improper formation of the upper and lower jaws, or other components of the jaw and airway resulted in limited air flow during breathing?
  • Are there other reasons for restricted airflow that are better addressed by another medical specialist?
  • Has the patient had to compensate for limited airflow while breathing? Has this resulted in improper habits, such as accelerated breathing, tongue placement, abnormal swallowing, or body posture?
  • Have these compensations influenced the shape, size, or position of the jaws, teeth, and face?

If Dr. Walker identifies any issues that can be helped with orthodontic treatment, he will discuss his recommendations with you during your child’s free initial consultation.

Airway orthodontic treatment is most effective in young children before their facial structure has fully developed. Our focus on early childhood facial and airway development uses minimally invasive techniques that are remarkably effective. In fact, after just a few weeks into treatment, we often hear that teachers notice improved behavior, classroom attention, and enhanced scholastic performance.

Schedule a FREE Walker Orthodontics Smile Assessment with our Airway Orthodontist near Worcester, MA

During our free, no-obligation assessment, Dr. Walker will clearly explain his findings to you and will fully answer all your questions. If he believes treatment would be beneficial for your child, he will also discuss all aspects of that treatment and will ensure you are fully informed and comfortable before proceeding.

To request your child’s free Walker Orthodontics Smile Assessment, call our orthodontic office at 978.345.7988 or click here for our online appointment request form. We look forward to joining you on the journey to your best health!

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

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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