Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition in which your child has breathing problems while sleeping. It is similar to adult sleep apnea, and with our help here at The Center for Pediatric Sleep Apnea Orthodontics, you can get relief for your child and avoid the negative effects it can have for his or her well-being. When it comes to your child, we understand that anything that is related to difficulties with her or his breathing is something that you want to get settled as quickly as possible.
OSA occurs when your child’s airway becomes partially or completely closed. There are some obvious symptoms which you should be aware of because they will alert you to the fact that you should seek out the help of specialists for her or him. The most common signs are loud snoring accompanied by gasping, choking or snorting while asleep, too much time between breaths during sleep, bed-wetting, nightmares, being sleepy during the day, irritability, hyperactivity, problems concentrating, and night sweats. You may also notice physical indications that your child is particularly prone to OSA. Among them are an underdeveloped lower jaw, or teeth or jaw alignment concerns of any kind. If any of the above symptoms are apparent, it is a good idea to consult with our 46260 orthodontist. Dealing with pediatric OSA requires a team effort, which includes a sleep specialist and/or an ENT doctor (ear, nose, and throat). Rest assured that there are highly effective, safe ways to mitigate the impact of pediatric OSA. Let our 46260 orthodontist be the point person in getting started helping him or her.
The more quickly you seek out the expert care needed for your child, the sooner there the appropriate answer will be found. We ask that you contact our office right away to schedule an appointment with our 46260 orthodontist.