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Orthodontic Treatment

Airway and Interceptive Treatment 2.1

How do we figure out if a pre-adolescent patient Is mouth breathing? And, once we figure it out, is it necessary, or even possible, for the orthodontist to do anything about it?

Part 1 will provide an overview of the importance of nasal breathing for overall health and explore the relationship between mouth breathing and malocclusion. The role of CBCT imaging in airway evaluation, including radiation dosages and ROI, will also be discussed.

2022-11-27T10:27:25-05:00November 22, 2022|Orthodontic Treatment, Podcasts|

Airway and Interceptive Treatment 2.2

How do we figure out if a pre-adolescent patient Is mouth breathing?  And, once we figure it out, is it necessary, or even possible, for the orthodontist to do anything about it? 

Part 2 will discuss the common clinical and radiographic signs and symptoms of mouth breathing in pre-adolescent patients, including how to evaluate CBCT images to determine if an airway obstruction exists and, if it does, when and to whom the patient should be referred.

2022-11-27T10:26:53-05:00November 22, 2022|Orthodontic Treatment, Podcasts|

Airway and Interceptive Treatment 2.3

How do we figure out if a pre-adolescent patient Is mouth breathing?  And, once we figure it out, is it necessary, or even possible, for the orthodontist to do anything about it?

In Part 3, Dr. Mike will present the case of a 7-year-old patient whose mouth breathing and snoring resolved during interceptive orthodontic treatment (without expanders!),  Before-and-after records, including CBCT slices with measurements, retention images, and a powerful parent testimonial will be included.

2022-11-27T10:26:27-05:00November 22, 2022|Orthodontic Treatment, Podcasts|

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