What is Airway Orthodontics?

Discover Airway Orthodontics

Explore the transformative power of Airway Orthodontics at Chartrand Orthodontics, your solution for sleep apnea challenges. Our practice goes beyond traditional methods, targeting the vital connection between optimal breathing and overall health. We’re committed to enhancing airway functionality, addressing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and reducing related health risks. Armed with advanced diagnostics and tailored treatment plans, our focus is on enriching the quality of sleep and promoting long-term wellbeing for both adults and children. Embark on your path to improved breathing and health by scheduling a free consultation with us today.

Tailored Orthodontic Solutions

Our treatments are designed with airway improvement in mind, essential for addressing sleep apnea and enhancing overall health. By identifying and treating airway obstructions early, especially in children, we lay the groundwork for healthier development and a lifetime of better breathing.

Advanced Diagnostic Approach

Utilizing state-of-the-art i-CAT™ 3D imaging, we gain precise insights into the structural aspects of the mouth, neck, and throat that may impact breathing. This comprehensive evaluation guides our customized treatment plans, aiming to resolve the root causes of sleep-related disorders.

Holistic Treatment Philosophy

Beyond straightening teeth, Dr. Igel and Dr. Chartrand integrate the latest research on sleep disorders and facial development into our orthodontic care. Expanding arches without extractions and avoiding retractive devices, we focus on treatments that enhance airway space and support proper jaw positioning.


At Igel & Chartrand Orthodontics, our in-office i-CAT™ technology plays a pivotal role in airway orthodontics, offering high-quality 3D imaging of the mouth, neck, and throat. This allows for an in-depth analysis of any structural issues that could be hindering proper airway function. With these detailed images, we’re able to pinpoint the exact causes of sleep disturbances and tailor a treatment plan that addresses these issues, aiming for a lasting solution to sleep apnea and other airway disorders.


Signs and symptoms of OSA:
  • Snoring
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Ear/Sinus Infections
  • Restless Sleep
  • Moodiness
  • Short Attention Span
  • Swollen Tonsils
  • Narrow Jaws
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Lung Disease
  • Bed Wetting
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Overweight
  • Daytime Drowsiness
  • Chronic Allergies
  • Enlarged Adenoids
  • Overlapping Incisors
  • Diminished Mental Capacity (IQ)
  • Facial & Jaw Deformities

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