It is my hope that greater awareness of sleep disorders and narrowed airways will lead to more patients being tested and diagnosed with Airway Centered Disorders and Sleep Disordered Breathing.
Malocclusion is only one part of the puzzle of TMJ, and it’s important to recognise that the condition can have a number of interlinked causes.
Here are two examples of patients whose health I have improved using AirwayCentric® dentistry. I have alleviated their pain and improved their sleep – while enhancing their looks.
You wake up and your face hurts, your jaw locks and then there’s the clicking! The clicking is seriously distracting when you eat! Does this sound familiar?
You had a dental x-ray years ago but during your last check-up, your dentist recommended a cone beam CT scan (CBCT). So why the change?
Do you find you’re reaching for the bottle of painkillers each morning while you make your coffee? Maybe you don’t even think before you take them because it’s been going on for so long — the intense head pain you feel as you wake, like someone set a vice around your head as you slept.…
TMJ, neck, shoulder and ear pain as well as headaches should be resolved first prior to clear aligners. Here’s why…
Clenching or bruxism have recently been linked to sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea. Because of these new findings, The American College of Prosthodontics recommends that dentists screen for Sleep Related Breathing Disorder (SRBD) in all patients who clench or will undergo restorative dentistry.
Numerous evolutionary shifts have taken place that prevent us from breathing properly. You may not even notice you don’t breath well through your nose because from an early age you started breathing through your mouth to compensate for these evolutionary changes.
As a result of the retracted narrow face of the human today, over 50% of the population has airway pathology.