Obstructive sleep apnea is typically caused by mouth and throat tissues clogging a patient’s airway at night, and abnormally formed tissues are often to blame. The goal of orthotropics, which is a branch of children’s dentistry, is to ensure the proper oral growth and development of children’s teeth, jaws, and surrounding facial structures. Therefore, one of the most important benefits of orthotropic treatment is helping children avoid functional issues like TMJ disorder, as well as conditions resulting from abnormally sized or shaped oral tissues—including OSA.
With a dedication to helping all of our patients enjoy exceptional oral health throughout their lives, Dr. Stewart is currently undergoing continuing education courses in the field of orthotropics. We will soon begin offering the treatment to our younger patients, in addition to the minimally invasive snoring and sleep apnea appliances that we already specialize in!