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Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing

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Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing At each consultation where I always do a Full and Complete Orthodontic Examination, I screen every patient for any airway issues. Airway obstructions can decrease the amount of oxygen you receive, and can cause sleep disordered breathing.  In children, sleep disordered breathing can cause all sorts of problems. If the brain…

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Crowding and Impacted Teeth

One of the most common concerns that patients have, bringing them to consult with me are crowded or impacted teeth. Crowding of the teeth is when there is not enough room in the jaws for all of the teeth to be in a perfect position, and can cause seriously misaligned teeth, or even tooth impaction. …

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Why Early Treatment?

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A lot of parents ask me, “is it too early for my child to have braces?  She has a lot of growth left, so maybe she will grow into a better bite?”  The fact is that BECAUSE she is still growing is exactly why it is IMPORTANT to start treatment early if children need it. …

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