Example of a proper airway literally giving life.
Notes: At age 7 this young man had too much vertical or downward growth. He was developing a gummy smile, did not have room for his permanent teeth to come in and his lower jaw was trapped back. He was often the first one awake in the family waking up early in the morning around 3 am or 4 am to play toys because, "I couldn't sleep anymore." People mentioned ADHD to the parents occasionally. Many children will end up on medications. The source of the problem could be a small airway. By using a Tanner Airway Appliance to change the direction of his jaw growth, we reversed his gummy smile, unlocked his lower jaw and helped it develop forward to improve his airway, breathing and sleeping.