Is your child sleeping peacefully? Are they chewing and swallowing their food properly? For all the parents out there, all these questions are extremely important and common to ask amongst their peers.
The Dental Roots, New Delhi, and Gurgaon have a collaboration with an AIRWAY-FOCUSED PEDIATRIC DENTIST from Mumbai, Dr. Ankita Shah. She not only focuses on the aesthetics of the young patients but also focuses on their breathing, sleeping, and swallowing.
What is Airway Orthodontics?
Airway orthodontics recognizes the fact that sleep and breathing disorders are caused by the backward position of jaws and incorrect tongue resting posture. It focuses on bringing the jaw growth forward and wider in order to have a wider airway which is the key importance to the overall well-being of an individual.
You will be surprised to know that it also helps in achieving the correct spine posture, correct tongue posture, protection of your jaw points, and a healthy sleep and breathing pattern.
75% of children have crooked teeth and incorrect development of jaws that are evident as early as 3 years of age. Braces can only straighten the teeth post 12 years of age when all the permanent teeth have been erupted. But unfortunately, jaw growth stops at the age of 12 years. Hence, traditional orthodontics often end up masking the real cause and only offer esthetic solutions which can often narrow the airway.
When to see our Airway Orthodontist?
Early treatment focuses on structural and postural correction: the size of the jaws, the direction of the jaw growth, etc which is unachievable after the age of 12. The bone structure is highly malleable at a younger age and thus, the treatment should begin as early as possible. Early treatment can make teenage treatment uncomplicated and shorter.
One can start as early as the age of 3-5 and not wait until the age of 2 years.
We, at The Dental Roots, New Delhi, and Gurgaon make sure that the best possible treatment should be given out to our patients, immaterial of the age or the problem associated. With Dr. Shah on board with us, who has decades of experience in her specialized field has again proven that The Dental Roots is not only a multi-disciplinary dental clinic but also a perfect blend of modern dentistry.