Airway Focused Orthodontics

Oral health conditions can play an important role in the overall function of many other body systems. As such, the team at Herre Holistic Dental KC aims to provide dental care that improves not only the efficiency of the teeth and jaws, but the whole-body wellbeing of our patients as well.

What Are Airway Focused Orthodontics?

Holistic dentistry differs from traditional dentistry in a number of ways, one of the most important being the consideration of other body systems and how their function affects a patient’s oral health. In addition to examining and treating conditions involving the teeth and gums, holistic dentists evaluate and improve airway health and orofacial structures with natural, non-invasive care options.
Airway Conditions
Airway function is closely related to an individual’s overall health, and as such, a developed airway allows both children and adults to enjoy the benefits of efficient breathing.

When an airway condition is present, it can lead to several health issues that negatively impact an individual’s whole-body wellbeing. For example:

  • Poor sleep quality
  • ADHD
  • Sleep apnea
  • Frequent illness
  • Irritability
  • Learning difficulties

Airway health conditions can be complicated, both in terms of the symptoms they present and the process of evaluating and diagnosing them properly. It’s not uncommon for the symptoms of airway conditions to be attributed to other diseases and disorders, or written off entirely as a nonmedical issue.

For this reason, it’s important to have airway concerns evaluated by medical professionals who are experienced in examining airway function and diagnosing abnormalities.

What Affects Airway Health?
Though many factors play a role in airway health, conditions affecting the way a person breathes can often be attributed to the physical structure of a person’s mouth, head, and airway.

Typically, breathing issues are caused by poorly developed jaws, weak facial muscles, crooked or crowded teeth, and inefficient airway structures including the soft palate and throat.

Tooth crowding and poorly developed jaws can make it to where the tongue does not have room to rest properly in the mouth, leading it to obstruct the airway when the affected individual sleeps.

Additionally, weak muscles in the jaws, throat, and face can reduce airway efficiency by allowing the mouth to rest in positions that are not optimal in facilitating healthy breathing.

Fortunately, poorly developed orofacial structures and dental health issues that lead to airway disorders can be corrected through the application of non-invasive, holistic dental treatments. This means that patients can avoid needing to adhere to pharmaceutical drug regimens that only put a band-aid over their symptoms, because holistic dental treatments are designed to correct airway issues at the source.

Airway Care for All Ages

At our Leawood office, the team at Herre Holistic Dental KC aims to take care of not only our patients’ oral health but the condition of their airway as well. We treat adults and children as young as 2 years of age, because we believe that being proactive is the best possible course of action when an individual begins experiencing dental, orofacial, or airway problems.

By treating disorders as early as possible, it’s far more likely that the condition can be fully corrected long before it becomes a serious health issue. Early intervention helps reduce the need for braces as children develop, and can reduce the development or exacerbation of airway-related health issues.

Our caring and experienced staff at Herre Holistic Dental KC aims to guide patients of all ages when it comes to ensuring the healthy growth and development of their airways, teeth, jaws, and mouths. Thanks to early intervention, our team can help pave the way for smoother, less invasive dental care in the future.

The Benefits of Holistic Dental Care
When treating current oral health issues, we aim to be as non-invasive as possible. For example, when it comes to treating airway issues, we may offer palate expanders in the mouth to help make adequate room for healthy breathing and tooth development. Rather than allowing the oral cavity to be cramped and the airway to be obstructed, it’s our desire to present the most health-conscious treatment options available.

In conjunction, our dental team strives to provide treatments that correct the conditions our patients experience instead of presenting temporary relief from unpleasant symptoms. We conduct thorough evaluations to pinpoint the root of the issue, then develop a plan to restore orofacial and airway health so that symptoms disappear completely.

When our patients are breathing correctly, they’re taking steps needed to improve their overall health and reduce the risk of developing serious conditions associated with their breathing efficiency.

If you would like to address issues regarding your airway function in a holistic manner, simply reach out and one of our staff at Herre Holistic Dental KC will help you set up an appointment to have your orofacial needs addressed at our Leawood office.

We treat patients of almost any age, and we look forward to helping you take charge of your well-being through the betterment of your oral health.

Early Intervention
Our caring staff at Dental Health by Herre aims to guide patients of all ages when it comes to ensuring the healthy growth and development of their airways, teeth, jaws, and mouths. Thanks to early intervention, our team can help pave the way for smoother, less invasive dental care in the future.

When treating current oral health issues, we aim to be as non-invasive as possible. For example, when it comes to treating airway issues, we may offer palate expanders in the mouth to help make adequate room for healthy breathing and tooth development. Rather than allowing the oral cavity to be cramped and the airway to be obstructed, it’s our desire to come up with the most health-conscious treatment options available.

By acting proactively and considering the whole-body health of our patients, Dental Health by Herre can help reduce the need for braces in the future, as well as reducing the risks associated with sleep apnea.

The Benefits of Holistic Dental Care

When treating current oral health issues, we aim to be as non-invasive as possible. For example, when it comes to treating airway issues, we may offer palate expanders in the mouth to help make adequate room for healthy breathing and tooth development. Rather than allowing the oral cavity to be cramped and the airway to be obstructed, it’s our desire to present the most health-conscious treatment options available.

In conjunction, our dental team strives to provide treatments that correct the conditions our patients experience instead of presenting temporary relief from unpleasant symptoms. We conduct thorough evaluations to pinpoint the root of the issue, then develop a plan to restore orofacial and airway health so that symptoms disappear completely.

When our patients are breathing correctly, they’re taking steps needed to improve their overall health and reduce the risk of developing serious conditions associated with their breathing efficiency.

If you would like to address issues regarding your airway function in a holistic manner, simply reach out and one of our staff at Herre Holistic Dental KC will help you set up an appointment to have your orofacial needs addressed at our Leawood office.

We treat patients of almost any age, and we look forward to helping you take charge of your well-being through the betterment of your oral health.

Early Intervention

Our caring staff at Dental Health by Herre aims to guide patients of all ages when it comes to ensuring the healthy growth and development of their airways, teeth, jaws, and mouths. Thanks to early intervention, our team can help pave the way for smoother, less invasive dental care in the future.

When treating current oral health issues, we aim to be as non-invasive as possible. For example, when it comes to treating airway issues, we may offer palate expanders in the mouth to help make adequate room for healthy breathing and tooth development. Rather than allowing the oral cavity to be cramped and the airway to be obstructed, it’s our desire to come up with the most health-conscious treatment options available.

By acting proactively and considering the whole-body health of our patients, Dental Health by Herre can help reduce the need for braces in the future, as well as reducing the risks associated with sleep apnea.

Schedule an Appointment

To learn more about how we can help, call us at 913-491-4466 or request an appointment.
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Amazing care!!! They were able to get me in when I couldn’t get in to see where my Family Dentist referred. That location referred me to Dental Health by Herre. Dr. Herre was extremely thorough and very concerned about my oral health. I would recommend this to anyone!!

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Tracy M.
Leawood, KS

Location

Herre Holistic Dental KC

11201 Nall Avenue
Suite 120
Leawood, KS 66211

Hours

Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am - 3:00pm