Airway Dentistry

Airway dentistry is a specific science in dentistry that focuses on how structures of the mouth can impact our breathing, our sleep and our overall health. Dr Nivedita Kumar, who is an airway focused dentist understands the relationship between oral health and systemic health and how, an underdeveloped mouth, improper breathing techniques, poor tongue posture and function, improper diet can affect Sleep Related Breathing Disorders. Our treatment is based on individual situations and would include showing proper breathing techniques, myofunctional therapy, correction of malocclusion with orthodontic treatment, jaw structural correction, release of tongue tie ( Frenectomy ) etc. In children, airway dentistry plays a key role in addressing dysfunctional breathing patterns and restoring proper growth and development of facial bone and muscles.