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8035 Madison Ave Suite G-2, Citrus Heights, CA 95610

Trusted Provider for Airway Orthodontics in Citrus Heights, CA & Fair Oaks, CA


Enjoy Improved Health & a Better Night’s Sleep

Having a beautiful smile and straight teeth can give you confidence that will serve you well throughout your life. However, orthodontics is about more than just appearances. Proper facial shape guidance can have long-lasting favorable effects on a person’s ability to breathe. At DeLurgio Orthodontics, Dr. DeLurgio specializes in airway orthodontics, a subfield of orthodontic care that addresses the connection between orthodontic health and breathing. With airway orthodontics in Citrus Heights, CA, and Fair Oaks, CA, we strive to provide you or your child with a good bite and a lifetime of proper breathing.

What Is Airway Orthodontics?

While orthodontics is generally thought of as an aesthetic treatment, airway orthodontics focuses on the relationship between oxygen intake and orthodontic health. Airway orthodontics examines how adjusting the facial structure, mouth, jaws, and teeth can improve your breathing and optimally benefit your overall health.

Why Focus on Breathing?

Obstructed breathing forces your body to compensate for low oxygen levels. It is possible to breathe in a way that benefits your overall health, but it is also possible to breathe in a way that harms your health. If your body regularly struggles for proper oxygen levels, numerous long-lasting health problems can result, including increased risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Children can also experience lower IQ, ADD, and ADHD, plus delayed language skills and social development.

When Should You or Your Child See Us for Airway Orthodontics?

If you or your child demonstrates any of the following symptoms, we recommend scheduling an evaluation with Dr. DeLurgio:

Common Symptoms in Children

  • Hyperactivity
  • ADHD
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose
  • Snoring
  • Rapid, shallow breathing
  • Bedwetting
  • Chronic nighttime restlessness, waking, or nightmares
  • Periods of no breathing or breath-holding while asleep
  • Night terrors/sleepwalking
  • Open mouth posture – With proper oral rest posture, the lips should be together, teeth apart, and the tongue should be resting on the roof of the mouth. With open mouth posture, concerns with face and airway arise.

Symptoms in Adolescents & Adults

  • ADHD
  • School or behavioral problems
  • Dozing off during daytime activities
  • Poor school or work performance
  • Periods of no breathing or breath-holding while asleep
  • Chronic daytime sleepiness despite a full night’s sleep
  • Feeling unrested upon waking in the morning
  • Obesity

During your consultation, Dr. DeLurgio will identify any issues that can be helped with orthodontic treatment and discuss his recommendations with you. Airway Orthodontic treatment is most effective in young children before their facial structure fully develops, but it can also help adults.

Learn More About Airway Orthodontics in Citrus Heights, CA & Fair Oaks, CA

To learn more about all the innovative ways you can achieve a spectacular smile, contact us to schedule your DeLurgio Smile Assessment. This no-obligation assessment includes a complete orthodontic exam with Dr. DeLurgio. During your consultation, Dr. DeLurgio will be happy to discuss airway orthodontics and any other treatment options that may interest you.

Come and see why patients love Dr. DeLurgio, voted one of Sacramento’s “Top Orthodontists” by Sacramento Magazine! You will see for yourself that our award-winning orthodontist provides 5-star-rated orthodontic care with adult braces in Fair Oaks, CA, including Folsom, Orangevale, Carmichael, Rancho Cordova, Gold River, Citrus Heights, Roseville and Granite Bay, CA. Call 916.966.5517 or click here to schedule your appointment today.

Dr. DeLurgio Is a 5-Star-Rated Orthodontist for Airway Orthodontics in Fair Oaks, CA, and Citrus Heights, CA. Serving Fair Oaks, Folsom, Orangevale, Carmichael, Rancho Cordova, Gold River, Citrus Heights, Roseville, Granite Bay & Sacramento, CA.

"My orthodontic treatment was great at Dr. DeLurgio's office. The staff is great and Dr. DeLurgio is very kind and informative. Her work speaks for itself. I appreciate her attention to detail and most of all, the quality of her work. I can't stop looking at my teeth. I didn't know they look that good."*
- Rachaad H.
5 star
"I am a local dental hygienist and I only wanted the best for my daughter. Dr DeLurgio and Dr Blom are the BEST. The care that they took was incredible and her teeth are perfect. I would highly recommend them to fact I do to all of my patients in need of ortho care. Thank you Dr DeLurgio and Dr Blom!!"*
- Keri O.
5 star
"I wasn’t very excited when I found out I had to get braces for what was estimated to be two years. Thankfully Dr. Delurgio introduced me to the Acceledent device which saved me an entire year. My braces are off earlier than I expected and my teeth and bite are perfect. I couldn’t be happier with the results."*
- Catie M.
5 star
"My younger son's braces were off earlier than expected and he loved the result of how his teeth were aligned. It's really worth to see these Drs Blom and Delurgio. They're so nice they made my son comfortable and really professional including their staff. Sadly, Dr Blom already retired from his practice but with Dr Delurgio now in-charge I'm so confident with her that my other son who just started his braces late last year is getting improvement with his teeth."*
- Gem R.
5 star
*The reviews on this page are from actual patients of DeLurgio. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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