Sleep Apnea and symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing can be helped with orthodontic treatment. Ask Dr. Antosz in Calgary at our Market Mall office about sleep apnea orthodontic treatment from an orthodontist.
Sleep Apnea can happen when the airway is obstructed by any or all of: tonsils, adenoids, nasal obstruction, tongue (not enough room because of narrow or receded jaws). At night, the body has to “fight” to get air in past the obstructions – cortisol is produced to create the fight to breathe.
Sleep Apnea can happen at all ages. However, sleep apnea in children can have adverse long term effects.
Long-term high levels of cortisol have negative effects, especially in children:
Dr. Antosz at our Market Mall orthodontist office in Calgary can help correct misaligned teeth and jaws to allow for easier breathing during sleeping. If you think your child may have sleep apnea, please bring them in for an orthodontic consultation today.