- Airway Orthodontics
- Why Walker Orthodontics?
With today’s rapidly changing and evolving healthcare environment, the more holistic focus on a person’s overall health and wellness has transcended tradition medicine into the fields of dentistry and orthodontics. Our approach to orthodontic treatment, therefore, incorporates both achieving that picture-perfect smile and treating any underlying breathing problems that may be the root cause of crooked teeth.
Walker Orthodontics is committed to changing lives through high-quality orthodontic care and cutting-edge technology. Our renowned reputation as the foremost expert in Airway Orthodontics draws patients from throughout New England and beyond. The Airway methodology seeks to first correct or properly realign the symmetry between your child’s facial structure, tongue position, muscle function, and upper and lower jaws.
Dr. Walker or Dr. Neely may recommend that your child wear a nightly oral appliance called a myobrace, a habit-breaking device that helps to correct improper tongue position, arch development, and the alignment of your child’s jaws and teeth. In fact, our experienced airway team may be able to even eliminate or minimize your child’s need for traditional orthodontic treatment like braces down the road.
Recent pediatric research studies now suggest that perhaps 1 in 4 children suffer from undiagnosed sleep apnea, or chronic disrupted sleep. In fact, 25 percent of children who are diagnosed with ADHD or other behavioral problems may instead exhibit symptoms related to sleep apnea. While surgical removal of a child’s adenoids or tonsils was once commonly considered the solution to decrease the symptoms of sleep apnea, medical researchers and providers have revised their treatment protocol to reflect the more recent research on the importance of eliminating nasal obstructions. These new findings are also part of the new treatment protocol to treat sleep apnea in adults.
We apply our motto “breathe better, sleep better, live better” to all our orthodontic treatments, and are proud to have provided exceptional, comprehensive orthodontic care to over 35,000 smiling patients. Whether you or your child are looking for a more discreet way to straighten teeth like clear braces or Invisalign, or you decide on conventional metal braces, Walker Orthodontics will give you your best, HEALTHIEST smile.