When you hear the word “orthodontics,” you probably think of correcting the position of your teeth. While this is true, there is more to orthodontics than you might realize. In fact, a growing amount of scientific evidence suggests crooked teeth are not always tied to genetics, but to further issues within the systems of our body and oftentimes, obstructions of the airway is a common factor.
Because of this, we place a special emphasis on airway-focused orthodontics to help you not only achieve healthy, straight teeth but also treat the symptoms that may have caused the need for orthodontic treatment in the first place.
So, what does airway-focused orthodontics entail? Well, it means our dentists and team assess your airway to evaluate the level of air flow and work with you to improve your oral function and proper development of your face and jaw.
You may benefit from airway-focused orthodontics if you have:
- Crooked or irregularly shaped teeth
- Problems with an open bite
- TMJ disorder
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Frequent patterns of snoring
For more information about airway-focused orthodontics in Clinton, Indiana, and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brittany Gooding here at Crown Hill Dentistry, please contact us at 765-832-7741.