Breathe well, live better.
A restricted airway limits our body's access to our most needed element: Oxygen - especially during sleep.
Science is just starting to learn the important biological processes that occur during healthy sleep.
Healthy sleep allows neurons to reorganize and removes toxins from the brain.
Our cells are designed to restore themselves. This happens during restful sleep.
Sleep affects your weight by controlling hunger hormones. Poor sleep makes you hungrier.
Certain antibodies and immune cells are created during healthy sleep.
Proper sleep supports healthy brain function and emotional stability.
The energy conservation theory reveals how our bodies conserve energy during sleep.
Proper Insulin Function
Studies suggest sleep may protect against insulin resistance and promote glucose processing.
Bad sleep is associated with high blood pressure, hypertension and high cortisol levels.
Proper, healthy sleep is essential for your mind and body to recharge and restore.
Sleep deprivation can negatively impact every cell and organ system in the body.
What happens when we don't sleep properly?
There are some symptoms and health conditions connected to chronic sleep deprivation:
The leading cause of interrupted sleep
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
People suffering from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea
Percentage of people unaware of having obstructive sleep apnea
Why are airway disorders so common nowadays?
Studies show that our modern lifestyle is a big factor. Short breastfeeding period, pacifiers, soft foods diet, tongue and lip ties - these are just a few components that can lead to underdeveloped jaws and narrow palates - which in turn affects our airway and our breathing and sleep patterns.
Orthodontic treatments that extract teeth to create space for alignment (reducing the jaw arc even further) are also a common cause of airway and breathing problems.
Today more than 80% of adults had an orthopedic intervention to correct crooked or crowded teeth and a large majority have had their wisdom teeth extracted because their jaws fail to proper develop.
We compare Obstructive Sleep Apnea with choking or drowning during your sleep, several times an hour, during years.
It is a silent epidemic that creates serious health issues and greatly reduces your quality of life.
Not the new normal
Popping and clicking of the jaw joints
TMJ related pain
snoring and/or waking up gasping for air
teeth grinding and/or jaw clenching (bruxism)
These are not normal and should never occur.
They might be signs that your body is struggling and fighting to get the air it needs.
We do not endorse traditional orthodontic techniques that include the extraction and/or retraction of permanent teeth.
It may align your teeth, but also reduces your jaw arc, usually narrowing the airway.
There are many orthodontic techniques that create enough room for all permanent teeth while aligning them, such as the VIVOS Guides, DNA and mRNA System.
Previous orthodontic treatments that include extraction and/or retraction of permanent teeth can be reversed.
treatment selection second
Every person is unique, and achieving a healthy airway and proper facial development is more important than the tool to get there.
Dr. Inoue-Cheng does not believe in a cookie-cutter solution, and that's why she became certified in several different treatments for airway disorders.
These are some of the treatment options we offer:
We also offer NightLase - a non-invasive, fast, safe and patient-friendly laser therapy that lessens the effects of sleep apnea and decreases the amplitude of snoring.
No need for anesthesia
Lasts for up to a year
Can be repeated as needed
No appliance needed
Does not create scarring on the tissue like other laser treatments
We work hand in hand with Sleep Doctors, Myofunctional Therapists, ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Specialists, Chiropractors, and other medical specialists to provide an interdisciplinary approach to your treatment.
Early start = Easier and shorter treatment.
Improper development of the face and jaws can lead to breathing disorders such as snoring and pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Treating early (as young as 4 years old) allows us to guide the face and jaw development during these critical years of rapid growth while aligning their teeth.
Allowing your children to breathe properly helps them to achieve their full genetic physical and mental potential.
Mouth breathing, snoring, bedwetting, night terrors, ADHD symptoms, crooked teeth, overbite/crossbite are some of the signs that your child might have an airway disorder.