Owasso Facial Growth Guidance
We live in a world full of pollution. Our food, water, and air have all been altered. As a result, some 80-85% of the population have a midface deficiency. A midface deficiency, in turn, makes it difficult to breathe properly through the nose.
Proper breathing through the nose is essential to normal growth and development in youth and to having a healthy body throughout life. This is because breathing through the nose is the way our bodies receive nitric oxide, a component that affects every organ in our body. The role of nitric oxide in our bodies was such a significant discovery by Dr. Robert Furchgott, Louis Ignarro, and Ferid Murad in 1998, that they were awarded a Nobel prize.
Nitric oxide is found exclusively in the nasal cavity. When you breathe in oxygen, it meets with an enzyme located in a special area of the nose and combines with it to form nitric oxide. Because nitric oxide impacts the healthy functioning of your heart, digestive system, hormones, and other organs, a deficiency caused by a lack of nasal breathing can cause health problems.
The signs of airway problems and a possible nitric oxide deficiency include:
- Hormone imbalances
- High blood pressure
- Cardiovascular disease
- Sleep apnea
- Nasal obstruction
- Chronic headaches
- Red inflamed gums
- Teeth clenching or grinding
- Crowded teeth
- Chapped Lips
- Ear Infections
- TMJ issues
- Speech problems
- Tonsil and adenoid inflammation
Many times, people are treated for the symptoms listed above and they never discover, much less treat, the root cause of their problem.
For example, traditional braces are frequently used to treat crooked teeth, but the actual problem may be a lack of proper facial growth. Some people even have healthy teeth removed to create more room in their mouths for straightening their smiles, when the ideal option is to help their jaw bones grow to their full potential to allow room for all the teeth.
How can we solve such health and facial development issues?
There is a new science-based method that tackles these problems at the source: orthopedic guidance of the face and jaw bones.
Carefully cultivating the development of the face and mouth structure can enhance the genetic outcome and promote healthy growth. This treatment can work from the age of six right on through the adult years.
The strategies of facial growth guidance include:
- Early intervention for most effective guidance
- Growth guidance with an oral appliance
- Orofacial therapy
Treatment will develop and correct the middle face and provide a more attractive and balanced profile, cheekbones, lips, and smile. More importantly, however, facial growth guidance improves overall health.
Dr. Heng Lim has been trained in this latest and proven technique of facial growth guidance.
If you are interested in facial growth guidance for yourself or your child, call our office or request an appointment.