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TREATMENT

CAUSE DIRECTED TREATMENT

 I.  Physical obstructions in the oral nasal airway

·         Tonsils and Adenoids – SURGICAL TREATMENT

·         Nasal polyps – SURGICAL TREATMENT

·         Allergy treatment – NONSURGICAL TREATMENT

       

 II.  Collapsibility of the airway – EARLY ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT·         Breathing, Swallowing and Posture

·         Tonic and phasic function

·         Under-development of the face and jaws

o   Maxillary retrognathia, hypognathia

o   Mandibular retrognathia, hypognathia

·         Oral breathing

o   Long face

o   Short face

 

III.  Lower brain level, reflex activity - BEHAVIORAL, MYOFUNCTIONAL RE-EDUCATION

·         Head and lip posture

·         Habit correction

·         Swallowing

·         Oral breathing

·         Voice control

 

IV.  Higher level neurobehavioral (prefrontal cortex) –ELIMINATE INTERMITTENT HYPOXIA

·         Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

·         Learning Disorder

·         Executive dysfunction

·         Cognitive skills


THESE ARE ORTHODONTIC DEVICES USED IN KIDS TO STIMULATE PROPER FACIAL GROWTH TO SUPPORT BETTER BREATHING

 

 

 

 

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