Airway Expansion Appliance
Airway & Sleep Disordered Breathing
A poor airway is the root cause to many dental issues and health problems. A poor airway mean there is reduced oxygen to brain. Dr. George will look for signs of Sleep Disordered Breathing at your holistic dental exam.
Here are some symptoms of a POOR AIRWAY :
- 4 nights/week indicates an airway blockage
- Reduced attention
- Anxiety or Depression
- Daytime sleepiness
- Cognitive dysfunctions
- Restless leg syndrome
- Problems with memory
- Problems with executive functions (thinking through problems)
- High blood pressure
- Teeth Grinding
- Chronic Allergies
- Heart disease
- Chronic fatigue
- Mouth Breathing
- Sleep bruxism and TMJ disorder
What is the treatment for a Poor Airway?
Many doctors prescribe a CPAP to force oxygen into the body when one has a poor airway. This does not fix the root cause or the poor airway and is very uncomfortable to wear. Instead Dr. George will look to fix the root cause of the poor airway by correcting skeletal bone, muscle and posture. These improvements serve a lifetime solution to better sleep, energy and brain function.
What appliances does Dr. George use?
Dr. George is trained to know when to prescribe each of the following while working with a renowned airway specialist team of referrals. It is likely that a sleep study and 3D cone beam will be needed before any recommendations are made.
- DNA Appliance
- Homeoblock Appliance
- Schwartz Appliance
How Long Do I need to wear an appliance?
Treatment times do vary, but you can estimate about 2 years of consistent wear to see results.
Which Appliance Do I need?
Dr. George will design the airway expansion appliance after looking at your 3D Scan, Facial features, and other oral features. She will not simply place a patient in an expansion appliance, but will carefully use diagnostics to decide which appliance will be best fitting for each persons situation.
Are we a good fit for you?
- You want to save time and money over your lifetime to get optimal health
- Your goal is to be the healthiest version of yourself to feel the best
- You want the least amount of dental work possible