Sleep apnea is a chronic sleep disorder that causes an individual to stop breathing momentarily while sleeping. This causes interruptions in the sleep pattern, which can cause sleep deprivation. When an individual does not get enough sleep, they can have problems focusing, remembering things, and even putting themselves in danger while driving. However, one of the most common side effects of sleep apnea is snoring. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of sleep apnea.
Normal breathing is vital for living a vibrant, happy life, but millions of people around the world can't breathe normally - especially at night. Poor sleep can affect an individual's mood, vitality, and energy. When a child has an underdeveloped upper and/or lower jaw, the airway could be impacted, and the child may struggle with other health issues during their lifetime. A child with an underdeveloped upper and/or lower jaw can have their airway impacted, causing several health issues during their lifetime.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which the muscles in the back of your throat relax, narrowing or closing your airway. This can cause you to wake up briefly throughout the night, impeding your ability to get deep, restful sleep. This condition occurs when the airway becomes partially or completely blocked during sleep, causing interruptions in breathing that can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes at a time. The keyword here is "obstructive," as it refers to the physical blockage of airflow in the throat, which can be caused by factors such as obesity, enlarged tonsils, or abnormalities in the structure of the jaw or tongue. Over time, untreated obstructive sleep apnea can lead to a range of health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
Our dentist has the experience and expertise in treating people having snoring, sleep-disordered breathing, and sleep apnea with proprietary, non-invasive, non-surgical treatment options. Your Sleep Apnea may result from an airway obstruction caused by narrow dental arches and/or an underdeveloped jaw, as in obstructive sleep apnea. The treatments at our office aim to support the development of the upper and lower jaws and reshape the oral cavity. When these areas develop, this can help in the expansion and widening of the airway, helping in better breathing.
Oral Appliance Therapy: Oral appliance therapy is for snoring or mild to moderate sleep apnea. An oral appliance is a mouthpiece that is worn while a patient is sleeping. It keeps the airway open while sleeping and can help prevent the tongue from blocking the throat and advancing the lower jaw moving forward.
Dental Laser Treatment (NightLase): We also offer NightLase, a revolutionary minimally invasive laser treatment that targets the underlying causes of snoring, helping to produce positive changes in sleep patterns. By using advanced laser technology, NightLase gently heats and tightens the tissues at the back of the throat, reducing narrowing and vibration during breathing. This non-surgical approach requires no sedation or downtime, making it an ideal solution for those seeking relief from disruptive snoring without invasive procedures or any devices to be worn during sleep. With its proven effectiveness and minimal side effects, NightLase represents one of the most innovative solutions available to combat snoring and improve overall sleep quality. The treatment includes three treatment sessions, and the results of the treatment last up to a year.
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