Most of you know me as your friendly neighborhood orthodontist. I straighten teeth using braces and Invisalign. But there’s one unique question I ask every parent when they bring their kids in: “Does your child snore?” When was the last time, if ever, a healthcare practitioner asked you that question?
It’s actually not my question. It comes from the University of Michigan’s Neurology Dept. questionnaire. You see, outside of a cold or bad allergies, no child should EVER snore. Ever. And we need to uncover this because kids are suffering. Some are wetting the bed, others are having night terrors or sleep walking and many are suffering at school or misdiagnosed with ADHD. (Think for a second of the symptoms of sleep deprivation and ADHD and you’ll see how similar they are.)
Yes, I’m an orthodontist, but I’m unique in the sense that I also do an airway and sleep evaluation for every person who comes into my office. It only means asking a few questions and takes just a minute or two but it can change a life.
Like I said, I can straighten teeth using braces or aligners, but I feel that your child deserves to be looked at as more than just a set of teeth. When I have a mom or dad come in and hug me for the changes in their child’s life after some simple orthodontic procedures, or because I referred them to the right specialist, it’s all worth it for me.
So, when it comes to choosing an orthodontist, I’d sure be appreciative if you’d consider Krieger Orthodontics. Not only will I make sure your child’s smile looks awesome, but my goal is to make sure they’re also healthy enough to show that smile off for a very, very long time.
Wishing you all an amazing Father’s Day!
All the best,
Glenn D. Krieger, DDS, MS, FAGD