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Airway Orthodontics San Jose

Your Health Is Our Top Priority at Smiles By Miles

A common misconception about orthodontic treatment is that it mainly improves the way you look. While orthodontics can provide a confidence boost with straight teeth and a while smile, this is only one benefit that treatment brings. When a child’s facial structure is guided properly with Airway Orthodontics in San Jose, there can be lasting positive effects on the way they breathe.

As a Smiles By Miles specializing in Airway Orthodontics, San Jose Dentist Dr. Guyton wants to provide orthodontic treatment that does more than straighten teeth – she strives to provide your child with a lifetime of healthy breathing.

Why Is the Way You Breathe Important?

You already know breathing is important, of course. It’s a fundamental function of life! What many people don’t recognize, however, is the wide spectrum between the states of “breathing” and “not breathing.” It is possible to breathe in a way that optimally benefits your overall health. On the other hand, it is also possible to breathe in a way that forces your body to compensate for limited oxygen levels.

If your body regularly struggles for proper oxygen levels, numerous long-lasting health problems can result, including raising your risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. In younger children, chronic mouth breathing has even been definitively shown to change the shape of the developing face.

When Should You or Your Child See An Airway Orthodontics Expert?

If you or your child demonstrates any of the following symptoms, then we recommend an evaluation with Dr. Guyton, our expert orthodontist for Airway Orthodontics in San Jose.

Symptoms in Toddlers & Children

• Hyperactivity


• Chronic lethargy

• Breathing through mouth instead of nose

• Snoring

• Rapid shallow breathing

• Bedwetting

• Chronic nighttime restlessness, waking, or nightmares

• Periods of no breathing or breath-holding while asleep

Symptoms in Adolescents & Adults

• Chronic daytime sleepiness despite a full night’s sleep

• Feeling unrested upon waking in the morning

• Dozing off during activities in the daytime

• Poor school or work performance

• Periods of no breathing or breath-holding while asleep

• Obesity

What Is Airway Orthodontics?

Airway Orthodontics seeks to address the underlying cause of obstructed breathing, so you can enjoy a lifetime of optimum breathing and improved overall health. If Dr. Guyton identifies any issues that could be helped with orthodontic treatment, he will discuss his recommendations with you during your initial consultation. Airway Orthodontic treatment is most effective in young children before their facial structure has fully developed, but it can also help adults to a limited degree.

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Patient Testimonials

I have been with Dr. Guyton for 8 years now and he is the best! All of the staff are very friendly and the office is always nice and clean. Highly recommended him if you are looking for a new DDS!

Kallee S.

San Jose

Have Questions? We Are Happy To Help.

Schedule Your Free Assessment for Airway Orthodontics At Smiles By Miles

If you or your child demonstrate any of the symptoms listed above, we invite you to schedule a complimentary exam and consultation with San Jose Dentist Dr. Guyton, our Airway Orthodontics expert in San Jose. During your free, no-obligation assessment, San Jose Dentist Dr. Guyton will clearly explain her findings to you and will fully answer all your questions.

To request your free Airway Orthodontic Assessment, call 408-248-1467 or click here. We look forward to putting you on the path to a lifetime of healthy breathing!

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