Facial development is impacted by many factors, including genetics and environment. Many dental issues are a result of common daily issues like poor diet, poor posture, and lack of nasal breathing. How your jaw grows and develops impacts the aesthetics of your face, your joint development, and airway development. All these factors affect your likelihood of needed orthodontic treatment, TMD, and sleep apnea disorders. We want to guide your facial development to its healthiest, most beautiful smile.
Taking a functional approach, we treat both children and adults. Our treatments guide the development of the upper and lower jaws to make room for the teeth and eliminate the need for extraction of permanent teeth. Functional jaw repositioning appliances are also used to move the lower jaw forward when there is a receding lower jaw or jaw joint indicating TMJ issues. These results are achieved through traditional braces, Invisalign®, and mouthguards. You deserve a beautiful pain-free smile.
Do you wake up with a headache? Do you have a child with ADHD? Do you experience mood changes? These could all be symptoms of impaired breathing. Your breathing affects many more systems in your body then you may realize. One in ten people suffer from sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common and is caused by a blockage of the airway resulting in a severe drop in blood oxygen levels throughout the night. It has been linked to medical conditions such as hypertension, anxiety, obesity, diabetes, asthma, depression, and many more.
Common Symptoms Include:
We offer oral appliance therapy to improve sleep apnea symptoms. This therapy involves a custom mouthpiece we create for you to wear while you’re sleeping each night. This will allow you to breathe normally without long pauses and get the quality sleep you need. If used regularly, you should see your quality of life improve due to your increased sleep quality.