Does your child have crowded baby or adult teeth? Do they have chronic dark circles under their eyes? Do they struggle to focus in school? Do they still wet the bed? Has your child be diagnosed with ADD or ADHD?
These are all symptoms of a child experiencing sleep issues. Without the proper sleep, children may act hyper during the day and may be difficult to put to bed at night. If you think your child may be suffering from a sleeping disorder or may not be getting the right kind of sleep, let us help you improve their health. If their baby teeth are crowded in their mouth, their adult teeth will not have sufficient room to come in. This can lead to health issues when they are older. At Golden Heart Dental, we can help straighten those teeth with out braces even when they do not have adult teeth present yet and also help their mouth and airway space grow to its fullest potential.
We are located in Fairbanks, AK. We often serve patients from the Ester and North Pole area of east-central Alaska.
Video: Childhood Development, Breathing, and Airway
Dr. Miller talks about the importance of proper breathing and airway development and how we can help.
Video: What Causes Cavities?
Dr. Shawn Miller discusses what feeds cavity-causing bacteria.
Sleep Disorders in Children
Dr. Miller is now working with children who struggle to breathe when they sleep by using a system of orthodontic appliances and therapies. These treatments may help the upper and lower jaws to develop and reshape the oral cavity fully. As these areas develop more fully, the child’s airway may widen and expand, allowing the child to breathe better, and some of these symptoms may disappear. When children can breathe properly, they can begin to grow, learn, and blossom into their full potential.
Straighten Teeth Without Braces
Using specific trays and myofunctional exercises, your child can develop muscles and habits that will allow the jaws to develop to their fullest potential which will then allow their teeth to have sufficient room to erupt. Teeth are crowded because the jaw is too small. In very few cases (<5%) is crowding a genetic issue. Almost everyone has the potential to have sufficient space in their jaw to have ALL their teeth erupt in to a natural and straight position. The younger we can help teach these habits, the better results we will be able to achieve. Using these trays during the night along with some day time wear, your child will be able to develop in a way their body was designed for. By doing this, you are not only helping them have straight teeth but also improving on their sleeping habits and full body health. Please call us today to see if this is a good fit for you and your family.