Thanks to Susan Edgell of the CFJC-TV midday show for having Dr. Preety Desai (a specialist in Periodontics) and Dr. Flintoff on her show to talk about airway management in children and adults.
As orthodontists, we are able to pick up on some issues with children's breathing that can affect the way their jaws develop. If caught early enough, they can often be managed by an ear nose and throat specialist (ENT) and will sometimes require interceptive orthodontic work to help widen the jaws.
Being able to breathe properly can be crucial to getting a good quality sleep and can have a dramatic impact on a child's quality of life. We are fortunate to be able to be a part of the team that can address these issues and help our patients thrive!