Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is a silent epidemic that is affecting many adults and children. SDB is a general term for abnormal breathing during sleep and ranges from audible breathing, snoring all the way up to sleep apnea. Many people are familiar with sleep apnea, which is when someone does not breathe for more than 10 seconds multiple times throughout the night. This has many profound effects on our health and quality of life. The common treatments for adults with sleep apnea is a CPAP (wearing a hood at night providing positive pressure oxygen) or big bulky dental appliances that are designed to bring your jaw forward. Both of these treatments do not cure the sleep issues, they are bandaids and need to be used for life. The great news is that with children, we have the ability to cure the sleep disordered breathing.
Some of the symptoms of Sleep disordered breathing are:
- Academic challenges/inability to focus
- Arrested growth
- Underdeveloped jaws
- Bed wetting
- Chronic allergies
- Crowded teeth
- Aggressive behavior
- Mouth breathing
- Sleep apnea
We are one of the premier sleep disorder treatment facilities for children. We use a combination of the two most well known sleep disorder systems and are able to provide the orthodontics services and tongue tie procedures that are sometimes required to achieve successful results. Treating a child with sleep disorder breathing is by far one of the most rewarding services we offer do don’t hesitate to call us to book your consultation.