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What is Airway Orthodontics?

Airway Orthodontics is a term that refers to a specialized approach in orthodontic treatment that takes into consideration the relationship between the patient's airway and their orthodontic needs. This approach recognizes that proper breathing and airway function are essential for overall health and well-being.

The concept behind airway orthodontics is that certain orthodontic issues, such as the position of the jaws and teeth, can impact the patient's airway and breathing. For example, a narrow upper jaw or a retruded lower jaw might contribute to airway restrictions and potentially exacerbate conditions like sleep apnea or snoring.

Orthodontic treatment in the context of airway orthodontics aims to address not only the alignment of teeth and jaws but also to optimize the patient's airway. This can involve expanding the upper jaw to create more space for the tongue and improve airflow, adjusting the position of the jaws to alleviate airway obstructions, and other techniques aimed at improving overall breathing function during sleep and while awake.

It's important to note that airway orthodontics is a specialized area within orthodontics and requires specific training and expertise. If Walker Orthodontics provides this type of treatment, they likely have a focus on not only creating a straight and aesthetically pleasing smile but also on ensuring that the patient's breathing and airway function are optimized.

If you are considering orthodontic treatment and are interested in the potential benefits of airway orthodontics,Our board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Walker, has over 30 years of experience helping individuals attain a better quality of life with improved sleep cycles and reduced grinding.

It's more than a smile - it is the quality of life! Get relief now and start seeing results faster with Walker Orthodontics.


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