A young girl smiling showing her healthy teeth.

At JB Dental Associates, we want to help your child develop properly. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Joyce Bahng or want more information in Sterling, Virginia, give us a call today at 571-366-3830.

Child airway development refers to the process by which a child’s respiratory system, including the structures responsible for breathing, matures and grows over time. This development is crucial for ensuring proper breathing, oxygen exchange, and overall health as the child grows and develops. We are focused on expanding the palate arch through the use of expanders and utilization of myofunctional therapy.

Issues with child airway development can lead to various medical problems, such as:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): This condition occurs when the airway becomes partially or completely blocked during sleep, leading to disruptions in breathing and potentially causing sleep disturbances, snoring, and daytime fatigue.
  • Speech and Language Development: Abnormalities in the upper respiratory tract can impact speech production and language development in children.
  • Respiratory Infections: Poor airway development can increase susceptibility to respiratory infections.
  • Breathing Disorders: Anomalies in the airway’s structure can lead to difficulty breathing and other respiratory disorders.

In addition to providing smile makeovers to residents of Sterling and the surrounding areas, we also provide the following airway dentistry services in Sterling: sleep apnea treatment, sleep disordered breathing, Vivos System®, and laser therapy.