Airway-centered orthodontics is an approach to orthodontic treatment that focuses on improving the airway and breathing function of the patient. Unlike traditional orthodontic treatment that primarily aims to straighten teeth, airway-centered orthodontics takes into account the underlying causes of dental misalignments, such as mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, and improper oral posture.
One of the methods used in airway-centered orthodontics is the use of a few specialized oral appliances to train the tongue and lips. This is a small, custom-made device that is worn in the mouth and designed to encourage proper tongue and lip posture. The device is typically worn for a few hours a day and can be removed for eating and brushing teeth.
The habit corrector works by providing a gentle stimulus to the tongue and lips, which helps to retrain the muscles and encourage proper oral posture. This, in turn, can help to improve the alignment of the teeth and jaws and enhance breathing function.
Airway-centered orthodontics without braces and using a habit corrector offers several benefits over traditional orthodontic treatment. It can be a less invasive approach that may require less time and cost than traditional braces. Additionally, because it focuses on correcting the underlying causes of dental misalignments, it can help to improve overall health and quality of life beyond just aesthetics.
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