At our dental office, we recognize the close connection between oral health and breathing issues that disrupt sleep. Conditions like sleep apnea, characterized by interrupted breathing, mouth breathing, and snoring, have a direct relationship with the upper airway and oral structures. Our dentist, Dr. Deborah Fung, takes a comprehensive approach to evaluating and managing these sleep breathing disorders through dental solutions that optimize your airway.
Myofunctional therapy is a specialized program to strengthen the muscles of the mouth and throat. Through targeted exercises and techniques, patients can retrain muscle function to improve tongue posture, strengthen the jaw, and support the airway and promote proper facial muscles. This therapy is an effective complement to dental appliances and can provide lasting relief from obstructed breathing, snoring, and poor sleep.
Beyond treating existing sleep disorders, our dental office prioritizes prevention and airway enhancement in all aspects of care. Our orthodontic treatment utilizes discreet appliances like clear aligners, removable options, and no-prep veneers to gently improve the alignment of your teeth and jaw position.
We also offer advanced orthodontic techniques like maxillary skeletal expansion (MSE) and miniscrew-assisted rapid palatal expansion (MARPE) which are alternatives to ALF appliances. These methods use dental devices to expand the upper jaw in adolescents and adults. This nonsurgical approach widens narrow nasal passages, relieving obstruction. It also creates more room for properly aligned teeth. Our integrated dental solutions promote optimal breathing while enhancing your smile.
Every patient has unique needs when it comes to their dental health and sleep breathing disorders. At our office, Dr. Fung conducts comprehensive evaluations and crafts tailored treatment plans that proactively address each individual's airway issues. Whether you require myofunctional therapy, custom oral appliances, clear aligners, or maxillary expansion, our goal is to help you achieve restful sleep and excellent oral health on your terms. Contact us today to learn more about our airway-focused dentistry.