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Signs Your Child May Need Functional Orthodontics

April 19, 2010

Does your child experience any of the following?

Teeth crowding

Snoring

Excessive tiredness

Catch a lot of colds?

Trouble breathing through his nose?

Breathe with their mouth open?

Circles under eyes

Grind his teeth?  (Grinding is a good indication of an airway issue.)

Sniffles

Dry lips

Red gums

Wetting the bed

Does your child fall asleep in school?

Hyperactive? Sometimes, hyperactivity can be related back to the fact that the child can’t breathe.

Most children need some form or interceptive orthodontics.

However, headgear is a thing of the past and extraction of permanent teeth is almost never necessary. Instead of taking out teeth to fit the jaw, Dr. Gasper uses a gentle, nonsurgical way to guide the growth of the jaws to fit the teeth and find a place of perfect alignment and function.

When Dr. Gasper sees crowded teeth in a child, he looks at the entire face to determine the reason for the crowding.

Dr. Gasper uses Functional Orthodontics to develop the jaw correctly.  Not only does Functional Orthodontics straighten teeth and create beautiful smiles, it can correct airway problems that may be causing airway dysfunctions, which leads to snoring and poor sleep.

Dr. Gasper has been able to help many families correct underlying medical symptoms by using Functional Orthodontics during the growth stages.

For more information about Functional Orthodontics, please visit www.smilesfirst.com or call 719-694-2476.

Call today! … for a complimentary evaluation of your child’s facial growth and development including airway analysis.   719-694-2476.

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