Children should be seen by the Orthodontist by age 6.0 yrs.
We screen all of our young patients for airway issues with low dose cone beam airway measurements and with a sleep questionare
Snoring in children is pathologic and should not be accepted as the normal
Involvement of an ENT physician is most important as many times enlarged tonsils and adenoids contribute to constricted airways
Orthodontic treatment consists of a combination of palatal expansion and Damon system braces to enlarge the back and front portions of the palate, respectively. This allows for more room for the tongue and an increase is airway size and enhanced quality of breathing.
Proper breathing and oxygen intake is very important for children to enhance their growth, cognitive development and proper hormone function
Airway before treatment with Damon System Braces
Airway after treatment with Damon System Braces, Significant increase in Air way size
Airway before treatment with sutural palatal expander
Aiway after treatment with sutural palatal expander , Significant increase
Dr. Kammerman Orthodontics 226 East Seventh St. Suite 301 Garden City, New York 11530