Airway Orthodontics Near Naperville, IL.

Breath better with the power of Airway Orthodentisty 

Airway Issue Treatment Naperville, Illinois

These days, everyone wants a beautiful smile and good health, but they may not realize there is a connection. Our approach at Serenity Dental Studio is not just to straighten teeth but to look at faces and address the causes of the underlying crooked teeth and linked health issues.

We have found that our patients who receive airway orthodontic treatment see a reduction of symptoms of  asthma, allergies, sleeping problems, and ADHD. As a result of our treatments, we can create both brighter smiles and healthier kids. Moreover, this treatment works for adults too.

Our family dentistry practice is proud to offer the Myobrace System and Orthotropic Appliances to our patients from the Naperville area.


Signs of Airway Issues in Adults & Children

  • Mouth Breathing
  • Restless Sleep, Daily Fatigue, Daytime Sleepiness
  • Snoring
  • Chronic Sore or Dry Throats
  • Forgetfulness, Difficulty Concentrating, Mood Changes, and Agitation, Difficultly Learning
  • Bedwetting
  • Breathing Pauses During Sleep
  • Tonsil or Adenoid-Related Health Problems
  • Flat Cheeks, Sunken Eyes, Weak Chin
  • Do You or Your Children
    Suffer From Any of These Health Problems

    Asthma, Anxiety, Snoring/restless sleep, ADHD, or Eczema? Did you know that any of the these conditions could be caused by an airway issue? Did you know that your dentist can help?

“Dr. Dawn uses a research-based, exceptionally effective approach to dentistry/orthodontia that I haven’t seen anywhere else. My spouse and I both had extensive orthodontia as children and young adults, so when I heard Dr. Dawn talk about her approach, I was intrigued enough to take my children for an evaluation. The techniques she uses have helped my children’s mouths (and bodies) grow appropriately. When things don’t go smoothly or as expected, Dr. Dawn has a seemingly limitless list of ideas and tools. I heartily recommend giving Dr. Dawn and her approach a try!”

-Erin Clausen

What is Airway Orthodontics? 

Airway orthodontics is a relatively new and expanding branch of orthodontics that focuses on improving an individual’s airway by addressing any underlying problems with the jaw, teeth, or tongue position.

Airway Orthodontics aims to optimize the upper airway, allowing for proper breathing. Many patients experience tremendous improvements in symptoms related to sleep-disordered breathing, such as snoring and sleep apnea.

The courses of treatment often involve a combination of orthodontic appliances, such as braces or clear aligners, and orthopedic appliances, such as splints or functional orthopedic appliances, to reposition the jaw and enhance the airway. Because every case is unique, our dentist will provide you with a customized treatment plan that addresses your particular goals. 

Airway Orthodontic Treatment

One of the very first questions patients ask when starting Airway treatment is how long it will take. We advise our patients that the length of airway orthodontic treatment can vary depending on the severity of the problem and the type of treatment we are using.

On average, treatment can last anywhere from 6 to 24 months. The more complex cases may take longer. Another determining factor of the length of treatment is the patient’s cooperation and compliance with wearing their appliances as prescribed.

For the most successful treatment, regular follow-up visits with our Airway Orthodontist are necessary so that we may monitor your progress and adjust the treatment as needed. Below we discuss one of the most common airway treatment offerings, the Myobrace System. 

Benefits include:

No extraction of permanent teeth
Better facial balance
Corrects habits while straightening teeth
Limited daily wear
Retention often not needed when completed
Starts as early as 3 years old
Not worn to school or work
Soft material
Easy to clean
Airway often improves
Asthma, allergies, snoring, sleeping problem, bed wetting, ADHD, Concentration can improve

Myobrace System and How it Works

Myobrace was designed for growing children and teens but can also be used in patients as young as three years old. Moreover, Myobrace is even suitable and effective for adults.

The appliances help the patients position their tongues in the correct spot (the roof of the mouth) and correct any bad swallowing habits. Myobrace teaches the child to breathe through their nose. Putting gentle aligning forces on crooked teeth also straightens those teeth, widens the jaw, and trains the muscles in and around the mouth to function properly. Retraining the muscles in and around the mouth to function properly leads to long term stability of the straightened teeth.

Myobrace appliances are worn one to two hours a day and while you sleep. This is beneficial for those who desire comfortable and inconspicuous treatment.