At NEO, it is not all about straight teeth, even though that is why most people seek out an orthodontist. Ultimately, straight teeth is a prime objective, but since we know that the mouth is the gateway to the body and has a profound influence on a person’s overall health we need to address issues other than just straight teeth. It is our value-added proposition.
For instance, did you know that habitual mouth breathing can have a very negative effect on a person’s facial development and even their neurological (brain) development? Few people know this fact, but ignorance is not bliss. Studies have shown that mouth breathers can have as much as a 40% reduction of oxygen delivered to the body from their lungs compared to pure nasal breathers. With a reduction of oxygen which is our bodies number one nutrient, children can develop ailments such as ADD/ADHD, asthma, bed wetting and even snoring. This is of significance in the young child’s development; that’s why at NEO Unobstructed Nasal Breathing is an essential treatment objective and is listed as our #1 Key to Facial Harmony.
Orthodontists are in a unique position to create a healthier future for their patients. They can open the nasal airway by expanding the upper jaw and making healthy nasal breathing a reality. We can do this for our young 4–5-year-old patients, creating a healthy benefit for the rest of their lives; and incredibly this can be done as an adult at any age.
At NEO, we are integrating healthy breathing, muscles of the face working properly and guiding in the adult teeth to create that naturally beautiful smile. In essence we help to grow healthy kids. No extracted teeth, no surgery, no braces, and no retainers are all possible with our Integrative Orthodontics approach. Call us at 303-690-0400. You’ll will be glad you did!