According to recent studies, over 25 Million men and women, over age 25, have mild to severe symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This serious sleep deprivation condition, if untreated causes more than 41,000 new cases of heart disease each year, costing more than $47 Billion annually, and killing more than 23%, of these individuals. Additionally, patients with moderate to severe untreated OSA are 400% to 1000% more likely to be involved in an auto accident than the general population. This Insidious Problem can now be successfully Attenuated or even Eliminated by Advanced Orthodontic Treatment.

Airway enhancement treatment in adults usually include collaboration with either a physician or a highly trained restorative dentist and may involve non-surgical or surgically assisted expansion and/or advancement of either or both the upper palate and the lower jaw or mandible.These airway development procedures can he accelerated up to 400% faster, with a similar technique presently available for all other orthodontic treatment. (See "Accelerated Orthodontics" section)

Children can also have similar compromised airways but dit1er from adults in their symptoms. They may display signs of ADHD. Irritability, loss of focus, snoring and often lower grades in school. Diagnosis of airway problems may be necessary as early as age 4 or 5 with treatment typically starting at age 6 or 7 depending upon the severity of symptoms and the presence of enlarged tonsils  or adenoids. Airway development may include non-surgical rapid expansion and/or advancement of the palate as well as a similar expansion and/or advancement of the lower jav or mandible. Correction of excessive overjet (extended protrusion of the upper jaw over the lower jaw) may be necessary, if present.

The outcome of early, pain free, Airway Development in Children. as well as Orthognathically Enhanced Airways in Adults is usually Immediate, and often is Lifesaving, but it Always .......

                                     Results in a Dramatic Improvement in an Individual's Quality of Life.