Dr. Cohen utilizes functional appliances which can help correct and can often prevent: Bite problems, underdeveloped jaws, narrow arches, crowded teeth, deep overbites, jaw joint problems, airway problems and thumb-sucking habits. Not corrected, these can lead to headaches and neck pain, dizziness and fainting, earaches or ringing in the ears or clicking and locking jaws, or difficulty opening jaws.
Mouth breathing can lead to orthodontic problems as well, leading to problems such as poor sleep habits. This can leave children prone to daytime fatigue, an inability to concentrate in school and headaches. Mouth breathing can cause narrow arches and unattractive smiles.