Secure a Good Night’s Sleep for Your Child
A common misconception about orthodontic treatment is that it mainly improves the way you look. While orthodontics can provide a confidence boost with straight teeth and a white smile, this is only one benefit provided by treatment. When a child’s facial structure is guided properly with children’s sleep apnea treatment in Belfair, WA, there can be lasting positive effects on the way they breathe.
As a Surgical and Craniofacial Orthodontic expert, Dr. Caballero’s goal is to provide orthodontic treatment that does more than straighten teeth – he strives to provide your child with a lifetime of healthy breathing.
Why Is the Way You Breathe Important?
You already know breathing is important, of course. It’s a fundamental function of life! What many people don’t recognize, however, is the wide spectrum between the states of “breathing” and “not breathing.” It is possible to breathe in a way that optimally benefits your overall health. On the other hand, it is also possible to breathe in a way that forces your body to compensate for limited oxygen levels.
If your body regularly struggles for proper oxygen levels, numerous long-lasting health problems can result, including raising your risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. In younger children, chronic mouth breathing has even been definitively shown to change the shape of the developing face.
When Should Your Child Visit Our Orthodontist?
If your child demonstrates any of the following symptoms, then we recommend an evaluation with Dr. Caballero:
- Chronic lethargy
- Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose
- Rapid shallow breathing
- Chronic nighttime restlessness, waking, or nightmares
- Periods of no breathing or breath-holding while asleep
What Can Be Done?
Dr. Caballero seeks to address the underlying cause of obstructed breathing, so your child can enjoy a lifetime of optimal breathing and improved overall health. If he identifies any issues that could be helped with orthodontic treatment, he will discuss his recommendations with you during your child’s initial consultation.
Learn More About Children’s Sleep Apnea Treatment in Belfair, WA
For more information or to experience our award-winning orthodontic care, schedule your Complimentary Smile Analysis today. Your comprehensive appointment includes a discussion of your goals and concerns, an in-depth exam, digital x-rays, a personalized treatment plan, and a BONUS - a FREE copy of Dr. Caballero's book, "Ask Dr. Carlos - What Every Parent Needs to Know About Braces."
You can request your appointment by calling 360-692-4811 to reach our Bremerton office, 253-851-8890 to reach our Gig Harbor office, or 360-895-9099 to reach our Port Orchard office. You may also click here to use our convenient online appointment form.
As one of the premier orthodontic practices in Belfair, WA, our orthodontist and team at Master Orthodontics also provide 5-star orthodontic care to patients from Bremerton, Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, Silverdale, Fox Island, Poulsbo & Allyn, WA & the surrounding areas.