What is Airway Driven Orthodontic Expansion?v

Airway-driven orthodontic expansion aims to help provide more room for the tongue which may improve upper airway resistance and snoring. Using clear aligner orthodontic treatment can expand the upper and lower jaws. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of airway driven orthodontic expansion.  

  What is Airway Driven Orthodontic Expansion?

What are the Benefits of Airway Driven Orthodontic Expansion? 

Frees Your Teeth, Jaws, and Joints from Harmful Stresses  

Airway driven orthodontic expansion can help free your teeth, jaws, and joints from harmful stresses. It does this by straightening your teeth. When your teeth are misaligned or crooked, the pressure from biting or chewing food isn’t evenly distributed. 

Therefore, your teeth are more susceptible to chips and fractures. It can also damage your jaws and jaw joints, which may lead to TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) disorder. Straightening your teeth evens out occlusal forces, protecting your teeth and jaws from damage.  

Prevents Tongue from Blocking Your Airway While You Sleep 

Clear aligner orthodontic treatment helps change the structure and width of your dental arch. This increases your oral cavity capacity, allowing proper tongue placement. When your tongue is properly positioned, it won’t block your airway when you sleep at night.  

Alters Your Facial Shape 

People who breathe through their mouths, tend to have a dental malocclusion. Furthermore, they tend to have compromised facial development. Instead of growing forward and wide, their faces grow long and narrow. This can result in a restricted airway. Straightening your teeth and aligning your jaws can help improve your facial appearance. It can also help free your airway.  

Improves Your Oral Health  

Straightening your teeth will help prevent food from getting stuck between teeth. More so, this makes it easier to clean your teeth. When you’re able to clean your teeth properly, it helps improve your oral health! 

  What is Airway Driven Orthodontic Expansion?

Looking for Airway Driven Orthodontic Expansion? 

Airway driven orthodontic expansion might be the solution to your nighttime snoring or obstructive sleep apnea! To know more about it, consult with Dr. Johnson Hagood today. At Vero Beach Art of Dentistry, we offer a wide range of dental treatments that aim to help patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.