Airway Aware Orthodontics

Tens of thousands of people die from Obstructive Sleep Apnea every year. We do our part in making sure that doesn’t happen to your child. We are AIRWAY AWARE!

Why is airway important in orthodontics?

A constricted airway can severely impact the growth and development of a child and should be considered when evaluating a child’s overall health. Dr. Frost uses his i-CAT FLX (3D cone beam x-ray) to take a CT scan and evaluate the airway of EVERY patient. If a child under the age of 12 has a constricted airway, Dr. Frost is able to initiate his airway protocol which takes advantage of the growth of the child to expand the airway. This can often prevent obstructive sleep apnea and improve overall health of a child.

How do I know if my child has a restricted airway?

Things to look out for!

  • ┬áSnoring
  • Bedwetting
  • Mood Swings
  • Behavior Problems
  • Teeth Grinding
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Difficulty Paying Attention

“No child should snore!”

-Dr. Frost