3D and Airways

Your Child and Sleep Related Breathing Disorder

Airways are an essential part of our body's respiratory system, and their proper functioning is critical for overall health and wellbeing. Airways can be affected by a variety of factors, including structural abnormalities in the mouth and jaw, which can lead to breathing difficulties, sleep apnea, and other serious health issues. Orthodontic treatment can play a significant role in improving airway function by correcting these structural abnormalities.

Orthodontic treatment can help align the teeth and jaws, opening up the airway and improving breathing. By correcting malocclusions and other orthodontic issues, patients can experience improved nasal breathing, decreased snoring, and a reduction in sleep apnea symptoms. Additionally, orthodontic treatment can help prevent future airway issues by addressing problems early on and ensuring proper development of the jaw and facial bones. Overall, the role of orthodontics in promoting healthy airway function cannot be overstated, and it is essential for patients to consider this important aspect of their overall health when seeking orthodontic care.


Cone Beam Computer Tomography (CBCT) with Ultra Low Dose Imaging

Planmeca Viso™ G5 – Experience the exceptional from Planmeca USA Inc on Vimeo.

Our Planmeca Viso® imaging unit is an impressive step forward towards accurate evaluations. When giving our patients a diagnosis, you need to have all the facts. Giving patients the most accurate information possible is key when you’re devising a treatment plan or giving a professional opinion. To accomplish that, Dr. Atique uses the Planmeca Viso CBCT unit. She began using 3D imaging so that she could acquire as much information as possible from the scans. Dr. Atique is able to develop more comprehensive diagnoses, evaluate the airway, and to develop better treatment plans. Also, finds it convenient to be able to make decisions on the spot and not have to send the patient elsewhere for a scan and schedule a follow-up visit to talk about treatment. The parents in the consultation see that difference and, according to Dr. Atique, they’re happy to have as much information as possible.


Planmeca M1nute – Planmeca Ultra Low Dose™ Imaging from Planmeca Group on Vimeo.

Patient exposure is a big concern for Dr. Atique. Planmeca Ultra Low Dose™ imaging allows to acquire 3D images at significantly lower effective patient doses without a statistical reduction in image quality. All Planmeca CBCT units have an even lower patient radiation dose than standard panoramic imaging systems. That means that we don’t expose patients any more than necessary.


iTero Intraoral Scanner

The iTero® Intraoral Scanner is synonymous with high precision. Its parallel confocal imaging technology uses optical and laser scanning to achieve high precision and accuracy, that delivers the most accurate digital impressions for Invisalign. 


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My daughter required extensive orthodontic treatment; she was both nervous and embarassed about her smile. The team at Atique made her feel at home and very comfortable during her time with them. Here we are, two years later, and her braces are coming off this morning. My daughter's smile is beautiful, and she can't stop smiling.

~ Joshua Perkins

In the year it took for my orthodontia treatment, I always had a good visit with the staff at Atique Orthodontics. Dr. Atique, along with her whole staff, were always friendly and made the visit fun and exciting. I will recommend anyone who asks where I received my orthodontia treatment to Dr. Atique!

~ SGT Aaron Sheets, US Army

We have received outstanding orthodontic treatment at Atique Orthodontics as well as friendly and personal customer service. Dr. Atique and her staff always make sure our needs are met and give that extra mile in service that makes me feel confident that we have the best!

~ Rossana Buffolo