Types of Treatments
Orthodontic treatment should incorporate a lifetime of healthy breathing for children and adults. Airway Orthodontics studies the established link between optimal breathing and long-term health benefits. Certain oral habits and breathing obstructions can force your body to compensate for lower oxygen levels. Research shows there is an increased risk for numerous health problems when the body is continuously struggling for adequate oxygen over an extended period of time. In children and adolescents, symptoms of breathing disorders may include hyperactivity, chronic lethargy, breathing through the mouth instead of the nose, bedwetting, shallow breathing, chronic nighttime restlessness, and periods of no breathing or breath holding while asleep. Adults may snore heavily, wake with choking sensation or gasping for breath, experience heartburn, or feel exhausted after a full night’s sleep. Hall Orthodontics focuses on the airway to address the underlying cause of obstructed breathing, so children and adults can enjoy a lifetime of optimum breathing and improved overall health.