Nothing is more important than your child’s health. This also is a reason to consider preventive orthodontics in Gillette, WY. By getting a head start on this treatment, you could help your child:Get great convenient care Read Transcript
As I tell people, the most important thing that we do for our health is breathe. When you see children, or even adults, but certainly children that have crooked teeth, that don't have enough room for their teeth, this is a sign of an early breathing problem for children. And so our goal, when we do preventative orthodontics, is to expand things to where there's room enough for the permanent teeth to fully erupt, but also improve the child's ability to breathe, which obviously consequently improves their overall health.
We've had numerous experiences where children were wetting the bed, where behavioral problems have been erased. Children that have had allergies, those have been eliminated. So we have lots of success stories in our philosophy of orthodontics of, yes, we want a nice looking smile, we want our teeth to be straight, but more importantly, we want things to be healthy so that the child doesn't develop a condition known as sleep apnea, or something even worse.
- Reduce the need for extensive orthodontic treatment when they are older
- Prevent developmental problems in their jaw
- Improve their facial features
- Avoid breathing problems
- Stop speech difficulties
Schedule an orthodontic evaluation for your child with Dr. David Porter. Call 307-228-7114 to make an appointment at Synergy Dental Center. Discover how our holistic approach to oral care could help someone you love.
Early Intervention Addresses Orthodontic Concerns
Your children’s facial development plays an important role in their health. Breastfeeding creates more room for dental development, so it encourages proper airway development and a more aesthetic facial profile. If you didn’t breastfeed or you weren’t able to breastfeed long enough, your child might benefit from orthotropic treatment.
Orthotropics is an area of oral care that promotes the proper growth of facial bones. This can ensure your kids have adequate space for their airways, which in turn can help them avoid sleep disorders like sleep apnea. We do this using special appliances that children can comfortably wear during the day and/or while they are sleeping, depending on your child’s unique situation. The ALF appliance and Crozat appliance are two options we use to correct malocclusions, dentofacial deformities, and crowding.
By intervening early, we can take steps to guide how your child’s facial bones grow. This can minimize the need for further orthodontic care as they get older. This treatment can strengthen their jaw too. Since it allows teeth to erupt correctly, they are less likely to need teeth removed due to crowding.
Help Your Children Breathe Easier
Orthotropics can combat what is known as open mouth posture as well. This is when someone’s mouth is not closed when their face is in a resting position. When this happens, it can narrow the shape of the mouth, which can make breathing more difficult. Certain behaviors can affect this, which is why we also know we can combat those issues with interceptive care.
At Synergy Dental Center, we seek to address problems at the root. By correcting minor issues with preventive orthodontics in Gillette, WY, your children won’t have to deal with ongoing problems as they get older. Call 307-228-7114 or today for your consultation with Dr. David Porter.