Clinical exams are performed for the evaluation of sleep apnea. These exams consists of head posture, facial examination, nasal examination (external and internal), oral examination and tongue examination.
Early intervention with Craniofacial orthopedics leads to improved treatment outcomes in facial harmony, airway openness and coordination of the bite by changing the shape, size and relationship of the bones in the jaw and face. Dr. Calkins has extensive knowledge of craniofacial growth—essential to successful treatment.
Craniofacial orthopedics treatment occurs in two phases. In phase one, treatment begins before all the adult teeth have erupted. During this phase, Dr. Calkins utilizes treatments designs to correct your child’s jaw growth in order to align the jaw bone properly. Once this is done, phase two can begin.
Phase two usually involves orthodontics to straighten the teeth.
Dr. Calkins is one of a limited number of dentist who are experience in the use of MRI imaging. Unlike x-rays, an MRI is radiation free and provides images of the bones AND surrounding soft tissue for a more precise diagnosis concerning proportional growth of bones and muscles.
Craniofacial orthopedics can also assist in pediatric sleep apnea management.
Excellent service! I have been very impressed by the speed at which my teeth have straightened out and would highly recommend this service to anyone. Those looking to improve their smile will not be disappointed!
We love Dr. Calkins. She is so kind and gentle with our children and I have the utmost confidence in the care and treatments she is providing them. Her professionalism and knowledge are undeniable. Dr. Calkins not only treats your condition, she cares about your overall health and wellbeing. If only all doctors could be like her!