Starting orthodontic treatment is an exciting time, and we at Igel Orthodontics are looking forward to helping you on your journey to a beautiful, healthy new smile. In addition to giving you your new smile, we will address any breathing concerns identified during your consultation. Misaligned teeth and jaws can limit airways, preventing optimal breathing. That is why every treatment plan created by Dr. Kort Igel takes into account possible airway disorders – referred to as airway orthodontics.
It is important to understand the harmful effects of sleep disorders and airway blockages by analyzing facial structure, nasal passages, sinuses and jaw development before jumping right into recommended braces or Invisalign®. Dr. Igel and our entire team are dedicated to increasing awareness of sleep apnea and stressing the importance of proper breathing and proper sleeping.
Child and Adult Orthodontics
At Igel Orthodontics, our No. 1 concern is you and your child’s overall health and well-being. When it comes to your child, the best way to ensure your child is not at risk for developing sleep apnea is for them to see our orthodontist at a young age while their jaws are still growing.
A patient with sleep apnea has difficulty dealing with the structure of their airways and craniofacial anatomy. For adult orthodontics, depending on your needs, certain corrections cannot be accomplished with braces alone because an adult’s facial bones are no longer growing. By using the combined approach of surgery and airway orthodontics, Dr. Igel is able to achieve some very dramatic facial changes and help with sleep apnea concerns.
Whether you are interested in Invisalign or braces, you can count on an individualized treatment plan to match your needs. All of us at Igel Orthodontics take great pride in upholding a standard of honest, compassionate orthodontic care, with airways being a top priority.
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The decision to have orthodontic treatment is an investment of time and money. We want you to understand your needs and be informed about your treatment options. We offer a one-hour free initial consultation. We will discuss the alignment and airway problems you or your child may have, and we will talk about your personal treatment plan. We will also work to make sure you understand your costs, payment options and how to file your insurance claims.