Is Your Child Breathing Properly? Here’s What You Need To Know.
Do you have a child who appears to be a mouth breather, or are you concerned about your child’s breathing habits? Does your child experience frequent ear infections, sinus infections, allergies, asthma attacks, or acid reflux? If you answered yes, there is a chance your child has an obstructed airway and poor facial development. While we know this can be alarming, we are here to tell you that we can help! Read on to learn about a pre-orthodontic treatment that is available for patients as young as 3 years old.
What to Know About Obstructed Airway and Poor Facial Development
You may be surprised to learn the number of children who are suffering from an airway disorder, or a sleep-related breathing disorder. If your child experiences frequent ear infections, sinus infections, allergies, asthma attacks, or acid reflux, and treatment is not working, there is a chance they are experiencing complications from an obstructed airway and poor facial development. If these issues are not treated, you child may also experience issues such as:
- Chronic bad breath
- Plaque buildup on the teeth and along the gumline
- Improper facial development
- Heart problems
Airway-Focused Orthodontics – MyoBrace
Thankfully, we have a solution to this problem — the MyoBrace System. MyoBrace helps correct the placement of the tongue and helps children learn to swallow correctly and how to breathe through the nose. It also helps widen the jaw so that it can fully develop and create enough space for the teeth. The goal is for the teeth to come in straight and eliminate the need for braces in the future. The MyoBrace System uses a series of removable intraoral appliances that your child will wear for a few hours during the day and overnight.
If you are concerned about your child and how they breathe, or if they are experiencing any of the issues mentioned, be sure to contact our office, which is located in Kewaskum, WI, to schedule an appointment. We can perform an evaluation, make a treatment recommendation, and move forward with treatment to improve your child’s symptoms and give you peace of mind. We are here to help!