Airway Focused Orthodontics

Helping Children Breathe Better in Monroe, WI

Is Airway Development a Concern for Your Child?

  • Does your child experience frequent ear, nose, and throat issues, such as ear infections, allergies, sinus problems, asthma attacks, or acid reflux?

It could be connected to their breathing.

  • Do your child’s teeth show signs of damage or an abnormal amount of plaque buildup?

It could be connected to their breathing.

These seemingly unrelated symptoms in children are often a sign of an improperly developed airway. We can assess and often help with these conditions.

Breathing Problems in Children

Fact: More than 2/3 of pediatric orthodontic patients have an airway disorder due to incorrect facial development.

The airway includes the mouth, nose, throat, windpipe, and voicebox. Proper facial and airway development is crucial to your child’s growth and overall health. If your child breathes through their mouth instead of their nose or they snore at night, there is a good chance they have an obstructed airway and poor facial development. Proper facial and airway development is crucial to your child’s growth and overall health.​

Why Parents Should Pay Attention to Their Child’s Breathing

In children, an obstructed or poorly developed airway frequently leads to mouth breathing, which, in turn, can cause a number of serious health issues, including:

  • Chronic bad breath
  • Gum disease
  • Poor oral health in general
  • Recurring sinus/ear/throat infections
  • Allergies
  • Improper facial development
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Asthma
  • Heart problems

Airway-Focused Orthodontics Helps Children

Airway-Focused Orthodontics treat the underlying causes of breathing problems and foster proper, natural facial development.

We use custom-made orthotics to widen your child’s jaws or expand their arches, which will help them grow and develop correctly. Airway-focused orthodontic treatments also create space for the teeth to grow in naturally straight, often preventing children from ever needing braces.

Airway-focused Orthodontic Treatment:

  • Promotes proper facial and jaw development
  • Encourages nose breathing
  • Creates room for teeth to grow in straight
  • Fosters a proper bite
  • Improves overall health, including recurring ENT issues

If you want your child to breathe easier day and night, experience fewer illnesses, and have better oral health as they grow and develop, call us at (608) 420-2185 to schedule a consultation. Your child’s health depends on it!