Sleep apnea

What are the signs of sleep apnea?

  1. Dark circle “Panda” eyes
  2. Mouth breathing
  3. Excessive daytime sleepiness
  4. Snoring
  5. Thumb sucking
  6. Grinding & excessive teeth wear
  7. Multiple (recurrent) ear infections
  8. Retruded /protruded lower jaw
  9. Bedwetting
  10. Narrow jaws
  11. Crooked teeth
  12. Migraine headaches
  13. TMJ symptoms

How does orthodontics treat Sleep Apnea?

Children can suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the resulting fatigue just as readily as adults. OSA can increase a person’s risk for: stroke, heart attack, type 2 diabetes, auto-immune diseases, In addition, untreated sleep apnea may be responsible for poor performance in everyday activities, such as at work and school, motor vehicle crashes, and academic underachievement in children and worsening of ADHD. Orthodontic treatment can expand the arches and improve space for the tongue and the position of the jaws to allow proper breathing while sleeping.

Call our orthodontic office today and schedule an exam with Dr. Zaidi to see if orthodontic treatment can help you get a good night’s sleep!

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