Dr. Shannon Thorsteinson’s journey into the field of oral restrictions began with a personal experience: her own child’s feeding challenges and speech delays. This experience opened her eyes to the critical importance of early treatment and advocacy, as she worked tirelessly to navigate the often-complicated process of addressing an undiagnosed restriction through therapy and frenectomy. Driven by her desire to help others navigate this complex landscape, she brings a unique blend of empathy and vulnerability to every patient she treats. Through her personal experience, Dr. Shannon has become a passionate advocate for early treatment, and her patients benefit greatly from her expertise and dedication.
At the MyoGrow Airway Center, Dr. Shannon Thorsteinson is dedicated to helping patients improve airway health and quality of life. Her extensive experience in the field allows her to combine restorative dentistry, orthodontics, and surgical procedures to help patients of all ages breathe, sleep, eat, communicate, grow, and thrive. She is passionate about improving her patients’ overall health and is committed to providing them with the best care possible.
Dr. Shannon Thorsteinson grew up in Wichita, Kansas, and Laredo, Texas, before moving to Kennesaw, Georgia. She earned a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Spanish at Georgia Tech, where she founded the Pre-Dental Society and the volunteer program at Ben Massell Dental clinic, both of which are still active 20 years later. She attended dental school and a general practice residency at the Medical College of Georgia, now Augusta University, before moving back to Atlanta to begin her career in dentistry.