Airway Obstruction Archives - Harrell Orthodontic Specialist
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Most everyone I know has undergone some kind of X-ray—in the hospital ER, at a doctor’s office, urgent care center—probably most often at the dentist’s office. Who doesn’t love that folded cardboard dental film or the goopy goop required for a full-mouth impression mold? For orthodontic patients, in particular, imaging is crucial since provides valuable additional data about skeletal and...

Orthodontists (and most physicians) understand that sleep disorders in children can lead to problems such as daytime sleepiness, delayed growth, misdiagnosed ADD/ADHD and even bed wetting. Constant mouth breathing can lead to altered growth of the face and result in certain types of malocclusions (bite problems). What’s more, obstructed sleep can lead to long-term health problems such as high blood...