Airway Evaluation

An airway evaluation seeks to treat any underlying causes of obstructed breathing, and early expansion has been shown to improve the airway in children seeing a pediatric ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor.

Airway Evaluation

What is airway evaluation?

Did you know that orthodontics creates more than just a beautiful smile? In addition to improving oral health and function, orthodontic care can be a necessary treatment for children who are experiencing breathing issues.

Dr. Jeff performs airway evaluations, which is a visual exam that looks for common physiological signs that can contribute to a reduction in airway function, such as

If airway function is a concern, Dr. Jeff may recommend early orthodontic treatment, such as the keyless palatal expander.

If you are concerned about your child’s breathing function, or if you have been referred to us by a specialist, we encourage you to contact our practice for an airway evaluation. Dr. Jeff will discuss your medical history, perform a complete oral exam, and review or take any diagnostic images to formulate the best treatment plan.

Village Orthodontics has 3 state-of-the-art practices located in Arvada, Centennial, and Greenwood Village. As a trusted orthodontist for over 35 years, Dr. Jeff performs the full scope of orthodontic care, including an airway evaluation. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.