Every baby should be able to breathe and eat comfortably at all times. If a baby has difficulty with breathing and feeding, OAP should be considered before surgical options.
OAP treatment requires a team with expertise in neonatology, nursing, pediatric ENT, pediatric plastic surgery, infant feeding, and craniofacial and airway orthodontics (a subspecialty of orthodontics that focuses on the treatment of patients with congenital abnormalities such as cleft lip and palate). Craniofacial and airway orthodontists have the training and experience to custom-fabricate and adjust the OAP as needed in close collaboration with the entire team during treatment. Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is currently offering OAP treatment.
Dr. Choo is board certified in Orthodontics and is the director of Craniofacial and Airway Orthodontics.
Areas of expertise:Biocreative Alveolar Molding Plate (BioAMP) treatment, orthodontic airway plate (OAP), obstructive sleep apnea, skeletal anchorage systems in orthodontics and dentoalveolar orthopedics, surgical orthodontics for craniofacial and airway defects, oral and facial clefts