When a child is having trouble breathing during the night, airway development can help keep oxygen flowing steadily and easily. Dr. Hsu uses a variety of custom-made appliances to expand or develop the airways of young patients, helping them get a good night’s sleep. These appliances can also help fix overbites or other aesthetic and functional issues.
Are these appliances permanent or fixed?
Depending on the condition, Dr. Hsu offers both fixed and removable appliances. She’ll go over the options with you at your appointment and help you determine which is better for your child’s condition.
What are the benefits of airway expansion?
These custom-made appliances fit comfortably in the mouth before bed, and keep a steady flow of oxygen moving through the child’s airways, helping them sleep through the night. A good night’s sleep has numerous health benefits, but it can also help children focus. It reduces manic energy brought on by exhaustion and can elevate their performance in and out of the classroom.