Orthodontic treatment provides a number of benefits, including the treatment of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea. Orthodontic care has been shown to effectively guide dentofacial development to allow for easier breathing. At The Center for Pediatric Sleep Apnea Orthodontics, Drs. Jefrey Biggs and Vince Hansen offer state-of-the-art orthodontic care for pediatric obstructive sleep apnea. With the care of a highly trained, experienced 46260 orthodontist, we can correct skeletal and soft tissue anomalies associated with obstructive sleep apnea to improve your child’s health and quality of life.
If your child snores heavily, gasps for air or has long pauses between breaths during sleep, it’s important to discuss these symptoms with your pediatrician as they may indicate a condition called obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the airway at the back of the throat becomes blocked during sleep. Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder, which can make it difficult for your child to get a good night’s rest, leading to fatigue and problems concentrating throughout the day. If left untreated, the effects of obstructive sleep apnea can be serious. In order for air to flow optimally during sleep, the airway must be opened and unobstructed. Large tonsils and adenoids are a common cause of obstructive sleep apnea in children, and our team can work with your child’s ENT specialist to determine if this is the case for your child. A narrow upper or lower jaw, a recessed lower jaw and crowded teeth can make it difficult for your child to breathe. The goal of orthodontic treatment is to reposition the jaw to keep the airway open. A 46260 orthodontist works with your child’s medical team to effectively diagnose obstructive sleep apnea and determine if an orthodontic appliance can eliminate your child’s symptoms.
At the Center or Pediatric Sleep Apnea Orthodontic we provide the most advanced care to alleviate obstructive sleep apnea in children. With the compassionate care of a 46260 orthodontist, your child can enjoy better sleep and better overall health. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.